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Although this program is now 5 years old, it still maintains a strong presence among the Peace Corps community in Southern Africa. Knowing this, we have taken the time to update the curriculum to include more photos and additional stories. Specifically, there is a page with a note from the author requesting that volunteers who have started programs that were motivated by the Palala Club model should reach out to her with their own stories and photos. We want this program to continue for years to come, which means we want to hear what you’ve done with it to make it unique or improve it.

Additionally, if you are interested in purchasing this new version of the book or previewing the pages, please visit our ordering site for more details.

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Apron Sales Pass 450!

450 Aprons Sold and Counting!

The Palala Apron Project continues to sew up aprons for supporters of the Palala Clubs. Recently the leaders processed an order of 16 aprons with matching ‘dituku’, or head wraps, for a local society, all in a matter of only 5 days! Income from these and many other orders has gone to support a number of activities for the Palala Clubs this year. The first half of Palala North Girls Club 2009 has already passed. Girls this year have been able to learn how to bead, make earrings, sew quilt squares, create chain bracelets and tie dye socks. All of this has been possible through our apron sales. Thank you to all of you have supported Palala Clubs!

Due to the large quantity of aprons that have been sold recently, we will be working on updating our inventory on the website. During the month of May we will be acquiring more fabric and will have up-to-date availability for each style at the end of the month!

Proudly showing off their new socks.
Proudly showing off their new socks.

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Apron Sales Pass 100 Mark!

Since the apron project began in mid-June, just 3 short months earlier, the Palala Clubs is proud to announce that it has officially sold over 100 aprons!

When this project began a few month ago, we had no idea how successful or well received it would be, but it has never ceased to amaze us. It all began with approximately 40 aprons being taken to the SA15 Close of Service Conference to test the waters and see if it was possible to sell all of them. Well, we did not come back empty handed so to speak because while we sold out of every last apron, we had an entire list of new orders to fill with the promise of many more orders to come. So began the apron business as it is today. 

Even after every order was filled from this one-time sale, we continue to get orders from all over and were happy to just recently even send a portion of our aprons State-side! Because of the success that we continue to experience with the aprons, we were able to increase the price and are selling the aprons for R100-R150. 

For more updated information on our apron sales, please visit our Traditional Apron Sales page!

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