Madlene goes about her work quietly. We discovered she has a very remarkable skill and great patience for copying designs onto paper to shape patterns. Over time, and with much encouragement, she became an integral part of the Melia Center, helping us to create new designs.
Above all, her newly attained empowerment has increased her sense of self-worth. Now, she feels she is important and responsible for something. Madlene told me once: After working with Melia center I have felt that I am a new person, that I can be
somebody. We are proud not only to call her a fellow artisan, but trusted friend.
-- via The Melia Shop