Sewing in a Red Zone

In news on 2010/08/22 at 22:51

Tucked away in a corner of the Grand Rue, (US Government has defined as a red zone, because of saftey concerns) next to a make shift tire wall, you will find Jonas the tailor and Frau Fiber, working from 8 am-4 pm.  The set up is simple, one treadle sewing machine, two tables, one for cutting and one for designing and two pieced together chairs.  The two textile workers are greeted by people in the neighborhood, some stay for a while, some just say hello.

The worksite has had some challenges, non of which have been any problems with violence.  Made in Haiti was hit by a summer storm, which stranded Jonas, Jr. (translator) and Frau Fiber, for about 30 minutes at the end of a workday.  At the conclusion of the storm a shallow pool of water had surrounded them, and like the children of the grand rue, they happily splashed their way through to get to dry land.


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