Saturday, March 13, 2010
Dawn from Dawn Hay Designs has designed the 'Baseco Mahal Kita' tote pattern and is aiming to sell 1000 patterns through her blog or her Etsy Store to raise funds to help the people of Baseco in Manilla.
Baseco has an estimated population of 100,000 people living in dreadful poverty, they live on, and eat food scraps from the rubbish dump.
A pattern will set you back US$4.00 or AUD4.50 - pretty much the cost of a coffee, but each $4.50 will buy medicine for a child, or go towards Emergency Relief kits, 1000 pattern sales could build 10 new homes.
Click on the button above to pop over to Dawn's blog for her story and links for more information on the dreadful plight of the people, and if you feel you can help, get yourself a cute tote pattern, make it up and blog about it.