In the village of Gulu in northern Uganda, a place once considered to be among the toughest in the world to be a woman, we are partnering with women by providing them with opportunities for personal development and leadership training. We are connecting with them SO THEY CAN THRIVE! Through our fundraising efforts, we will provide sewing machines for a women’s cooperative. A portion of earnings will be reinvested into the cooperative, providing needed supplies for the organization. In this way, our this project is creating self-sustaining income-generating opportunities that inspire, empower, and educate women and their communities for generations to come.
We are excited to partner in the creation of this women’s sewing machine cooperative! Members receive training in tailoring techniques and sewing machine mechanics. With their new sewing machines, these women can fulfill orders for their neighbors, sew clothes for their own children instead of purchasing them, and continuously improve their skills. They can also take big orders for school children’s uniforms and from companies in their communities and beyond. This sewing machine cooperative provides women with the ability to provide for their families and communities. When these women have the ability to earn an income, they gain access to life-essentials, including food, clothing, shelter, and education for their families, while also building a more secure and sustainable future for all.
Your generous support enables these women and their families to escape the cycle of poverty while improving the lives of those in their communities as well. Thank you for being a part of this vital work!