The goal of this project is to empower women and their families by raising funds to teach sewing skills and provide sewing machines to the poor women in the villages where our missionaries serve. This gives them the opportunity to use their skills to rise out of poverty and work toward a promising future for themselves and their families.
The women in these villages have no formal education and therefore no access to decent, well-paying jobs and vocational skills like sewing hold an important alternative. They live in poverty which greatly hinders them from finding quality jobs to support their families. They are often at risk of being trapped in dehumanizing professions in order to support their family.
A sewing machine is one of the simplest and most effective resources to give to a poor woman to help build her self-confidence and empower her to earn a respectable living as a seamstress, and support her family to rise out of poverty.