We began this 2021 by focusing on the creation of an artisan cooperative in Gulu. Our self-sustaining sewing cooperative began four months ago with eight craftswomen and six sewing machines. We now have 80 artisans and 12 machines working around the clock to create goods. These women are filling orders from schools and companies, creating handbags, mats, wall hangings, baskets, and mending goods so they can be used longer. They also provide children with school uniforms and young women with reusable sanitary pads! Each girl is gifted five sanitary pads, which allow her to continue attending school and delay marriage!
This simple project is having an enormous impact on the entire region! Thank you for your contributions that make this project possible! Together we are helping these communities survive and thrive!