Needlepoint Supports New Schools In War-Torn Pakistan

Pakistani women in Punjab province have learned to embrioder — and are selling their needlework in western Nevada County to support schools where they learn to read, write and figure.
Pakistani women in Punjab province have learned to embrioder and are selling their needlework in western Nevada County to support schools where they learn to read, write and figure.

Poor families in Pakistan are supporting education initiatives by creating needlepoint pieces and sending them over to the U.S.A. for sale.

“To make the schools self-supporting, the women also have been learning for the first time to create needlepoint and embroidered pieces that they could sell profitably in the United States, with its higher currency value.”

I should note that in addition to the fine goal of increasing education in that country, the initiative also advances the noble cause of spreading needlepoint joy throughout the world.

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