On Sunday, September 17, about 70 family hiking enthusiasts and friends of WOW gathered at Silver Creek Metro Park in Norton, OH for the Hand-Up Hammock Family Hiking Event. Guests not only basked in the beautiful sunshine at one of Northeast Ohio’s picturesque parks, but also enjoyed a love-offering lunch benefitting Broken Chains Ministry, a presentation on hiking and hammock-tying tips by Camp Carl’s Patrick Jackson, stories from the mission field of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and the opportunity to test out and reserve handmade hammocks from the women of the Yucatan. They capped off their Sunday afternoon by participating in Summit Metropark’s Fall Hiking Spree!
The hand-woven Hand-Up Hammocks are a project WOW – Women for Oppressed Women is coming alongside in order to establish a seed fund for the women of the Yucatan. While the women do sell their hammocks at market, their profit is minimal. The seed fund will be used to establish a more sustainable and profitable microenterprise in villages where The Chapel has been helping to plant churches.
The beautiful and sturdy Mayan hammocks come in three sizes – small, medium and large – and range in price from $65 to $95.
One hundred percent of each sale will go directly into the seed fund.
Interested in getting a hammock for yourself or as a gift for a loved one? Contact Kathie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.