Yard sales are not very common here, but very appreciated. The Hondurans love the idea...even though it is an idea we Americans brought in. They love to get a good deal just like us, but most things here are very expensive...clothes, shoes, towels, kitchen stuff, tools, etc. We decided to do a yard sale (last Saturday) at the church as a fund raiser for the construction of the new Sunday school classrooms at the church.
|setting up for the yard sale.|
We also sold pastelitos (ground beef fried pockets of goodness) and horchata (Honduran rice drink). We didn't sell it all at the sale, so I went with the youth to sell the rest of the pastelitos in one of the local villages. We sold most and then just split up the rest.
|Getting ready to go selling.|
|Selling in the streets|
Selling stuff in the streets was a first for me. Sometime people will make breads or torillas or tamales, etc to sell to make money for themselves. We had a very successful sale and made about $450, which is absolutely amazing. The classroom will cost about $600, so we are so close that construction started yesterday. The second classroom being rebuilt is mine. :)