Sandra has always had a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit. Having both lived in developing countries, we have always admired social entreprise and wondered what we could do to make a
difference. When Sandra's sister Alejandra sent us a package of Guatemalan goodies for Christmas last year we were super excited. It had all kinds of treats that reminded Sandra of her
childhood along with a sweet shirt for Kyle, a beautiful purse for Sandra and a couple pairs of brightly colored sandals for our daughters Delilah and Ruby. As soon as Sandra posted the
picture of Delilah with the contents of the package on Facebook, her friends started asking where they could get the sandals.
That got us thinking... what if? What if WE sold them? What if we made it a social enterprise by paying a fair price to the artisans and then donated a portion to organizations doing good in
Guatemala? Could Ale buy them for us? How much do they cost? How much to ship them up here? How much would we have to sell them for for all of this to make sense? And on and on the questions came
and greater and greater the excitement grew. I don't know what the tipping point was, but I think the prospect of making a difference in the lives of others while also improving our own
situation ever so slightly and giving an opportunity for Ale to make a little extra as well was too much to deny. We were going to do it. What exactly "it" was, and what we would call "it"
were yet to be determined (and to a certain extent still are ;) but we are excited.
Next post will be a little more about our adventures in starting up a company, so stay tuned.