Together for Development (TD) provides hope amongst the most vulnerable. An important aspect of their work involves teaching women the skills needed to sew so they can generate a small business allowing them to care for themselves and their children independently.
Take Goreth. A single Mum, she has worked tirelessly to care for her children and herself. She initially worked as a housekeeper which allowed her to save enough money to buy a small plot of land.
Together for Development Birashoboka has stepped in with a small loan. Goreth will need support in order to comply with the local town planning legislation regarding the use of her plot of land and she will also need capital to purchase, grow and sell maize. She has also taken part in sewing classes which will enable her to broaden her skills and help her to generate a stable income.
Goreth has worked hard and with the support of TD and she now has hope for the future, as she tells us, “After three months of learning how to use a sewing machine at Together for Development Birashoboka, I am able to sew my dress. Thank you to all who contributed to help me.”
The work being done by TD is truly life-changing and has enabled Goreth to be given an amazing new start. In the Musaga area, where Goreth is learning to sew, the class of six women have been sharing just two sewing machines. Thanks to the GLO ‘Alternative Gifts’ appeal, more sewing machines have been purchased. This will allow many women to develop new skills to provide a sustainable income for themselves and their families.