As in many developing countries, women in the DRC often carry a heavy burden. We are committed to empowering women by funding various grassroots, small business initiatives. Our program allows for women entrepreneurs to request business items and funds to help get their business started.
Currently, a number of young women are regularly attending workshops to learn seamstress skills, and many have already sewn full outfits! Be sure to visit our Gallery to see photos of the project. We are continuing to collect funds to help purchase additional sewing machines for young women in our program.
The cost of sewing machines varies. Manual sewing machines cost $222, while electric machines vary from $300 to $600.