Hello! Today we meet and chat with the founder of SupplyDiva, Laura. Learn about how SupplyDiva got started, what our mission is, and our hopes for the future.
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Laura began SupplyDiva in 2012. She learned of a recent high school graduate who was #1 in her class yet was working hard days in the corn fields for very little pay.
Laura decided she could teach jewelry making skills to this young woman, thus empowering her to be self sufficient and enjoy more independence. From there she realized that with the knowledge and abilities at her disposal she could create a whole community!
(Laura with her pug dog, Coco)
Laura and her Husband retired to a rural village in Mexico. It is a fairly normal small town, most people live from working the land and raising animals. The majority of residents leave seeking opportunities and work. It is common for men to leave in search of work, leaving behind their wives and children.
We are very grateful to everyone who purchases the supplies we produce! Thanks to the success of this enterprise we have provided work for over 125 individuals over the years! This has allowed many to build their own homes, educate their children, and given them the freedom to choose to stay in their hometown.