Friday, February 10, 2012

Empowerment

We have been able to facilitate four women from an informal settlement in Vuvulane to begin sewing classes.  One of the women is a CHIPS client.  All live in conditions that are horrendous to what we are used to.  Through the generosity of several ladies in Pennsylvania, we were able to pay for their schooling and purchase hand powered sewing machines for them.  All of the women have signed contracts to purchase the machines over time so we can continue expanding the training to more and more women and supply them with machines as well.  This is a huge first step in empowering these women to be able to earn money to take care of their families.
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