The XS team has been hard at work: adding to our product lines, seeking new distribution channels, and providing scholarships to more children.
Financially, the first months of 2011 have been a bit of a challenge. Due to the ongoing repercussions of the financial crisis, our sales were not as high this year as they were last year. Our distributors have been much more cautious in their ordering, which has impacted our sales. Thanks to the donations we have received through GlobalGiving, we are weathering the storm. Thank you all!!
Even though we have not generated the sales we had hoped for in the early months of this year, we are standing by our commitment to put 5% of all our revenues into a scholarship fund for trash picker children. That has enabled us to support another child at Peduli Anak. So we are now providing educational opportunities to 30 children, and completely supporting another 4!!! That is what it is ultimately about, after all.
XS has also launched a new website that encapsulates our goals of transforming trash and changing lives. You can visit our new site at www.xstransformed.org. While there, visit the Products tab. From here you can download, catalogues from all three of our product lines and you can watch a video that shows how our products are made. The new website provides a lot more information about our work, and the ways in which we are trying to positively impact the environment, local communities, and the trash pickers. We hope you take a look.
Thanks so much for your continued support.
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