Over a year ago a group of women from the Balgue community came to an informational meeting at Mano Amiga community center about forming a women's sewing cooperative. For the next year they came to weekly sewing and business classes taught by a Project Bona Fide intern and a Peace Corps volunteer respectively. They had their graduation on November 12, 2012. This past week Noelle, the Peace Corps volunteer and I accompanied Alba (middle) and Midgalia (right) to a holiday craft fair held at the US embassy in Managua. This was both of the girl's first trip to Managua and what an experience it was. They not only got to experience selling their products but also got to see the part of the market where all the fabric used in their products is bought.