I’ve stopped sending postcards via Postrossing more than a year ago because I gave birth and I didn’t have access to a nearby post office. Come February this year, I started working again and the post office was just a block away. But it’s only now after 8 months that I sent my first 5 postcards for this year.
I found these awesome postcards at the Saigon Flea Market yesterday sold by Vietartisans. Viet Artisans (as stated in their website):
- Recruit the help of talented local artisans, artists and writers to design products that are original and reflect the richness of the Vietnamese culture
- Provide FREE training for a group of rural and unemployed women. On top of that, while they are going through their training, we provide a monthly stipend so that they can continue to support their family while they are in school
- The women make the products by hand and we sell the product to tourists and companies who are keen to learn more about the Vietnamese culture and support local communities
- All the profit goes back to the school to train assist more people in need
I knew I had to send them out because Benz tagged me to an FB picture showing a Postcrossing banner last night. 😛 It was like the Universe telling me to send a postcard pronto! Oh well, so I did today.