Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women

Dec 5, 2013

In Their Words...

Sewing Course
Sewing Course

AIL’s tailoring classes are very popular in our learning centers. The women who take the classes learn a skill to help their families earn a living. They also serve as a model for their community. The whole community sees how the women’s lives have improved and want to improve their own through education. Karima, a mother of three, described her successes with AIL’s tailoring classes: 

I am 30 years old. I am married and I have three children. I have been a student for nine months and now I am able to sew professionally. I have already rented a small shop near my house and now I operate a sewing machine there. A lot of young girls order their clothes to be tailored there and I am earning money to help my husband pay the expenses. 

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Project Leader

Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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