The Vocational Tailoring School Dream in Uganda

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When I was a kid, I was a pro at taking things for granted. (Actually,I’m still pretty good at it.)

Like learning to sew for instance. How dare my mom make me sit at the sewing machine on a beautiful summer day to finish 4-H projects when I could have been doing much more important things like meeting Amy at the pool or talking on the pink phone with the extra long cord that I got for Christmas.

But she did dare and I did learn (and chances are the pool plan wouldn’t have worked anyway because  Amy’s mom was probably making her finish her 4-H projects too.)

Unlike me, there are many women around the world who would LOVE the opportunity to learn to sew. Not only would they not take it for granted, the ability to sew could become a way to feed their children and keep a roof over their heads.

In Iganga, Uganda, Faith Power Assembly Church has a dream to open a vocational school. Currently, the church sends women to tailoring centers for training when they have the funds to do so. So far, they have sent a small handful of ladies for training, and Florence Were hopes to employ these ladies as teachers to train more women in the craft. In the meantime, the women who have been trained are making money with their skills.

“Of the first four ladies who learned tailoring, two have secured verandas within our trading center where they are sewing from and earn a living. One is sewing from her small room where she lives and one is yet to complete her course.”

We are grateful for the opportunity to help Florence and Faith Power Assembly Church in a small way by sending sewing supplies  and possibly even a couple small lightweight electric sewing machines along with our dresses and shorts.

The cut-off date for this shipment hasn’t been made yet, but will likely be mid to late June. Any supplies received after the cut-off will be saved for the next Haiti shipment.

 As always, thank you so very much for your involvement in this ministry.




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