How Candles Are Making New Opportunities for Women in Haiti
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Siiri Morley, executive director of Prosperity Catalyst, knew ever since her Peace Corps days that she wanted to help women in poor parts of the world better their economic situations. But she also knew she had a lot to learn.
From 2001 to 2004, Morley worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho in southern Africa, helping women in a rug and textile weaving business develop and market their wares.
The women were using the money they earned to provide for their families and educate their children.
“It was helping their lives, but it didn’t get them into a higher income bracket,” said Morley.