We’ve finalized jewelry totals for 2009, and begun transferring funds into the girls’ bank accounts. I’ve got some exciting stats that I’d love to share with everyone today. In 2009 the Emerge girls made 2127 pieces of jewelry, generating $21,217.78 in savings for program participants! Our highest earner, RS, made nearly $1,900 USD.
To give you a little context: $120 is the average monthly salary of a Sri Lankan worker (Sri Lanka Department of Census and Statistics, Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 2006/2007). This means that, through her work with Emerge, RS has generated more in savings than the average yearly income of a working Sri Lankan.