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Women's sewing

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The ladies sewing groups  was a major project of Congo Action aimed at helping women earn an income of their own in order to send their children to  school.

CongoAction  was able to merge three sewing groups together for training and  exchange of skills and materials. The same experienced teacher was then  able to divide his time between the three groups.
CongoAction continues to raise funds so that  workshops for the newly qualified ladies can be set up to teach them the  skills needed to take an apprentice and pass on their skills.

Congo  Action also received Funds from the Allan & Nesta Trust, and was  able to invest in a new training programme , that, a year later resulted  in a new workshop, run by our fully trained students.

Tailored  clothes are still the most traditional way of dressing in the Congo,  hence for a group to have a tailor shop is a sure way of achieving self  sufficiency.

Although this programme has now been discontinued after Congo Action decided to focus mainly on the running of Kavumba primary school the women are continuing to earn a living with their new skills and sewing machines.
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