Teaches 30 poor Afghan women tailoring, an income-generating skill. Women are able to start home-based businesses and become self-reliant.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Poverty remains widespread in Afghanistan’s struggling economy. Refugees returning home have found their livelihoods destroyed. Widows are especially vulnerable to unemployment and poverty. In order to help widows and other women who would like to learn a skill that they can use to support themselves and their children, CHI and its project partner began tailoring classes, which now serve over 500 women per month. These classes teach women to sew a wide variety of clothing from patterns.
How will this project solve this problem?
Through a tailoring class in Afghanistan or in a refugee camp in Pakistan, 30 women will learn to compute their families’ budget for clothes and savings from making their own clothes. Health, peace, and women’s rights lessons are also taught.
Potential Long Term Impact
Women learn to save money they would have spent on clothes to purchase a sewing machine and start a small business. Course graduates sew their families’ clothes, start a home-based business, and/or become sewing teachers.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,472
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,472 . The original project funding goal was $2,466.