In 1959 the factory in Ivory Coast that manufactured cotton cards for all of West Africa stopped producing cotton cards. The availability of these cards enables poor rural women to have employment.
* Consulted with the project director for many years to develop the project and business plan.
* Acted as a cultural translator between the director and a USAID cotton project to get funding to purchase the cards.
* Located the cotton card factory in the US and facilitated the purchase of the cards.