Sewing machines for refugee women with physical disabilities

Sewing machines for refugee women with physical disabilities

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Arriving in Burundi as refugees from Tanzania, five women came to ASASS for support. They had the desire to find jobs as factory workers or clothing designers and tailors and were able to find work that they loved. Today, they work with fellow refugees to sew clothes, sheets, handbags, aprons, bibs, pillows, and a variety of other items for JEU CAMPUS. They sell the items for income, in a project that enables them to earn money from a salary paid by the center.

Many training courses are offered at the JEU CAMPUS careers and professional development center, but sewing skills are invaluable for people with physical disabilities and illiterate women in the village of Kinama. Participants are keen to learn cutting, tailoring, design, and clothes-making skills. We have a skillful well-known female trainer, and the center focuses on practical aspects and hands-on job training.

We need five sewing machines with liners, which we will distribute during the final ceremony of the workshop project. This will allow the participants to start work, earning salaries for making clothes. The revenue from the clothes sales will be invested in the construction of a Micro Finance Institution (MFI) that provides loans to women and entrepreneurs in Burundi. A sewing machine costs 80 USD.

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