Your future leaders in action!

On December 8th, Mount Saint Joseph High School Milperra, celebrated their annual Peru Day. On this day the Year 10 school students raise money for Mary MacKillop Today through all sorts of stalls. The students had been preparing for months, and the stalls included a haunted house, lots of delicious food and even a dunking pool! We are grateful for all their hard work and effort, raising an amazing $16,000! This incredible donation will go towards our crucial programs in Peru including the Women’s Livelihoods Project, which supports women to learn how to sew or knit beautiful garments, and then market and sell these garments on local markets and internationally. This enables the women to make an income to support themselves and their families. The majority of the women use their income to educate their children, which breaks the cycle of poverty and has an enormous impact over generations. You too can support our Peruvian artisans by buying their beautifully handcrafted fair trade products from our social enterprise, ethica, by going to: www.ethica.org.au

Two Peruvian women knitting in a workshop