Martha is a very determined woman, married, in her 30s and the mother of 2 young children. She was fortunate to be at the house of Tracy's neighbor when Tracy stopped by to mentioned her idea to start the RecycloCraftz project. Martha showed up at Auntie Tracy's gate early the next morning and offered to be the supervisor for the program, she said her sister-in-law was helping in a similar program elsewhere. Martha contributed much and benefitted much from the project in the early years. She made beautiful multicolored purses from plastic grocery bags. Her bags became a prototype for many future creations. Her husband was the recipient of monies from the RecycloCraftz Medical Emergency Fund. When he was sick and dying of TB gifts and loans from the fund afforded this desperate family transportation to the clinic and provided Auntie Tracy monies to go and purchase additional life saving serum at the local pharmacy when the clinic's supply ran out. These efforts plus the special food items purchased aided in saving the life of this woman's husband.
Unfortunately, not all stories in this or any project end on a happy note. Martha's skills and determination allowed her to be the book keeper in the early days. However, it placed her in a position where she gave in to the temptation to alter the books in her favor. After repeated warnings and much prayer, Martha was dismissed from the project. In a country where many are desperate for their basic needs on a daily basis, this temptation is frequently faced. However, in a project which takes place in Tracy's home, honesty and trust are critical. The standards must be upheld for the success of the others and the future of the project. It was a sad and tear-filled day when Martha was asked to resign.