Sewing Machine Project
Empowering women to work towards a
The project aims to empower women from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab regions in Pakistan to earn a living from home by starting up their own self-sustaining tailoring business. This allows them to support their family by making garments and doing embroidery work, repairs and alterations. Mothers and widows will have an opportunity to use their skills to rise out of poverty and work towards a self-sufficient livelihood.
Owning a debt-free sewing business allows these women to gain economic independence which they would not be able to due to cultural taboos which discourage women from working outside of the home. It provides them with the opportunity to do something meaningful despite having a limited education, helping to empower them within their households and communities.
Basic business practices, assistance and training will also be provided where needed to enable these women to make the most of their sewing machines.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Just £50 can provide one woman with a sewing machine and the opportunity to start her own debt-free business. So far we’ve donated 30 sewing machines. Can you help us reach 50?
Give Sadaqah Jariyah and contribute towards this worthwhile project. You can donate through bank transfer, by purchasing our sewing machine donation cards, ‘Silai Machine’ earrings or scrunchies. The full amount will be from the items will be donated on your behalf.
Reference: SMP Donation