Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Labels: Economic Downturn
Wal Mart Hitching post Millersburg Ohio.
"I've talked to Amish furniture makers and dealers, and some have just quit," said JACOB BEACHY, a bishop in a new-order church in the Millersburg area. JACOB BEACHY is treasurer of an Amish Helping Fund, a nonprofit organization that serves as a bank to many Amish and a savings and loan to those trying to get a foothold in farming. The fund pays 4.5 percent interest on savings and lends the money to the Amish at 4.75 percent.
Some Amish furniture makers and dealers have quit because buyers are holding off on purchases. Others have lost factory jobs. "It trickles down to them," said Fanny Herb-Miller, editor of the Sugarcreek-based newspaper The Budget." Click to read Mike Harden commentary: Economic downturn hurts some Amish, too. Columbus Dispatch - Columbus,OH,USA Sunday, October 26, 2008 3:38 AM
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