What is your weapon of choice for your passion? This is ours, a treadle sewing machine. As we rarely have electricity and currently need to have the house rewired so more than one outlet will be functioning, these little life savers are what lead all of our classes! Truthfully, they are much better for our mission then electric power sewing machines as most of our students will not have access to electricity in their every day lives.
Each woman that graduates in the program gets to keep her machine, insuring that she will have a start to her business. Along the way, she learns maintenance and care for her machine, which also opens other streams of income.
With 70 women on our waiting list and 35 women in classes, we have a desperate need for more sewing machines.
If you are interested in sponsoring a sewing machine or assisting with the work to improve the compound, please visit our fundraising page for different support options: http://www.razoo.com/story/The-Common-Thread-Collective-Ltd
As always, thank you for all that you do. Wether it is a retweet, a Facebook like or share, or a donation to our cause, your continued support helps us to build something bigger and continue empowering women in the most destitute of situations.