Beautiful hand-woven silk from Souen's wife
Souen's wife and his daughter weave silk in their home village. The traditional woman's silk dress is very beautiful and worn to special occasions, especially weddings. A length of silk for one dress (1 metre x 1.8 metre) takes 15 to 20 days to weave and costs around US$40.
In the spirit of seeking to give 'hand ups; not hand outs' we are able to buy four lots of silk from Souen. Two lots should be on the loom as I speak (or write, as the case is ...). Maybe in the future we can do more so that this most lovely man is released from the burden of debt in an edifying way. Souen has headed back to his village now with a medical all-clear - and greater understanding about how to take steps out of the worry that cripples life.
And ladies, if you have a wedding coming up soon, may we suggest ....