“When you want fuh swim river yuh gat fuh plunge inside fuss.”
Translation: “You have to take risks when you attempt new ventures.”
Upon discovering the existence of IWAG, FROG presented the idea of the tote bag project to Peace Corps Volunteer Mark Silva, a volunteer located within the Ituni community, to seek a partnership with the group in the construction of the bags. The project was to provide employment to the women of IWAG while allowing FROG to raise funds for future projects in Guyana with the sales from these bags. The group agreed to work with FROG so Mark partnered with fellow PCV Matthew Johnson to handle matters on the Georgetown end. We cannot thank the women of IWAG enough for their help in the expert construction of these bags. We would especially like to thank Ena Pigott and Shaundell Ducan Naipaul for their leadership and professionalism.
The bags were constructed entirely in Guyana; however, printing was done in the United States.