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Kakamega | Kenya

VOH Sewing Project

VOH Sewing Project - Kakamega - Kenya
In progress
Project Status
In progress

Voice of Hope and Imbenzi Foundation are working hand in hand in Kakamega Kenya to impact the lives of families who have lost their husbands/fathers and their main source of income. The project works to support the families wholistically as they grow and gain strength and sustainability.

One facet of this is helping women grow in skills that will result in income generating micro businesses that will sustain their families. One project under this heading is the VOH Sewing project.

Fran and Jo, with VOH, have been working hard over the years to gather support on this end and provide training and supplies on that end to make this little project run seamlessly.

Latest update

Voice of Hope Sewing Class

Five committed members of the sewing group continue to meet and work on projects, repairs and commissioned work, a few other members come and go as they are able. A new class of six students were enrolled and started under the able tutelage of leader Patricia and they are all being taught to work together as a team. The new students started with hand sewing, different types of stitches, learning about the sewing machine, then making designs using paper and sewing with paper and scraps to get a feel for the treadle. Once they have mastered all of this they start actually cutting materials and sewing!

Everlyne put together sewing boxes like the ones brought by VOH for each of the new students to mark their progress into the world of tailoring/seamstress.

The team has received five new machines which were donated to Imbenzi Foundation by a well wisher in Kenya, this has allowed the nine women to have more time at the machine each and productivity and skill levels have increased in relation to this. The women were so thankful and excited to have the additional machines.

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