Bonanza Sale

Posted: July 19, 2016 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Egbe, Egbe Hosptial, Miles In Missions

IMG_3335After 5 years of amazing donations and 18 containers shipped, our warehouse had an overwhelming amount of leftovers from projects and give aways. We wanted to find a strategic and fair way to get rid of the items. It was suggested that we have a yard sale, (Bonanza Sale is the African term). C.A.R.E. Africa volunteered to organize the event. We would sell the items way below cost so everyone could afford to buy something and the proceeds would be split 50% to the hospital benevolent fund and 50% to C.A.R.E. Africa. We passed flyers out and alerted churches. We prayed we could sell everything and not have to bring anything back to the warehouse.

IMG_3337We showed up at The True Vine Collection store to set up outside in the car park area at 9:30am with the goal of opening at 10am. We were mobbed by people that did not stop coming and coming until 1 hour later when all the goods were sold. It was crazy and the C.A.R.E. Africa team was exhausted. Our day of rest turned out to be a day of caos. We will definitely do things differently for our next Bonanza sale but all in all it was a success. It was a success because our crazy Saturday morning brought joy to one Egbe community member Monbo. Monbo is a mother with 6 kids, two of which are members of IMG_3550C.A.R.E. Africa. She has had a grinder for years, grinding peppe and other local foods for the town. Her grinder has broke many times over the past few years and the cost to fix it was getting too much and she had been left with now work. With the 50% proceeds that C.A.R.E. received from the sale Monbo was empowered through a new grinding machine.

If you have ever felt led to empower a women in Africa, click “Empower” to donate and make sure to write in the memo “Empower”.

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