Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women

 
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    Fatima, one of the sewing students, talks about the benefits of learning sewing at the AIL center: “I am thirty years old. I have two children and we have economic problems. My husband is a painter who works hard in the rural areas of our country.   I tried a lot but couldn’t find a way to earn a...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Summer Update 2010
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    The sewing and tailoring classes at AIL’s Learning Centers are continuing to be one of the most popular skills training courses. During the first 6 months of 2010, there were 1372 students studying tailoring. Here is a story from one of the sewing students at the Sar Asia learning center: “I was born in an...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women has received 788 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Summer Update from the Afghan Institute of Learning
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    We’d like to share some great news with you that will give you a better understanding of our project and the work we do in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Through the generosity of the Skoll Foundation, a timely video was produced about life in Afghanistan and the work AIL is doing to make a difference. The film producer and...
    • 5 years ago
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    • JANAINA
      JANAINA The video is a vivid portrait of all the drawbacks and sufferings of a whole population, especially women. We become aware of what AIL represent to them, the benefit to these brave women.
      • 5 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Spring Update
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    Ninety five to one hundred percent of the women trained in the Afghan Institute of Learning’s Tailoring courses use their skill to help support their families. Here’s a story of one successful student: “I got admitted in the tailoring course. I finished the course, and according to the manager’s advice, I started...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    An invitation to read our newsletter
    By - Sondra Johnson - Working Together...
    Afghanistan is in the news a lot these days. As a donor to a project in Afghanistan, you may be wondering if change is happening, and if your donation really makes any difference. Following is a message from Dr. Sakena Yacoobi that answers your questions. It’s part of our annual newsletter, where we also share progress...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    A Special Giving Opportunity.....
    By - Sondra Johnson - Newly Trained Afghan Tailors Thank You
    Thank you for your support. Your desire to make a difference in this world has made a difference, and we are so thankful that Afghan people have had their lives changed with your help. We wanted to share with you a very special opportunity to give more than 100% from November 10 through December 1st. Please share this...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Sakena Wishes to Thank Her Supporters
    By - Sondra Johnson - Dr. Yacoobi Featured in Best-Selling Book
    There's a new focus on women worldwide. The New York Times magazine dedicated their entire issue one week in August on women in the developing world. Of particular focus was a newly launched book written by the well-known Pulitzer winning couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl DuWunn titled: "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    August 2009 Update
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Recently, AIL was asked by the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs to report on the impact AIL’s programs have had. We were amazed by our findings. Since beginning in 1996 through May 2009, 220,970 Afghans have been educated in AIL schools, centers and post-secondary institutions and overall 6,778,026 Afghan lives have...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women has received 884 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    May 2009 Update
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    AIL recently received an update from Hafisa, a young woman that had taken classes at a Women’s Learning Center in rural Herat, Afghanistan. As a teenage girl, Hafisa began going to the WLC in her village where she became literate and learned to sew. In all of her classes, the teachers talked about human rights, peace,...
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    • I'm a Linda too
      I'm a Linda too It's wonderful to hear the young women learning and then applying that to better improve their life and also, the lifes around them.
      • 6 years ago
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    • JennAllison
      JennAllison I am so happy to help these women!
      • 6 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Update on AIL Tailoring and Sewing Program
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    During 2008 the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) trained 2153 women in sewing and tailoring class in AIL Learning Centers. 95 – 100% of the women trained in the centers say that they use the skills learned in these classes to help support their families. Often, the women who begin coming to the Learning Centers to take...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Stories to Share
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    One success story illustrating how the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) not only trains women to support themselves but also empowers them to be leaders in their communities comes from one of AIL’s sewing and tailoring training courses in Herat. Parima was a student in one of AIL’s WLCs in Herat Province. Since...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Snapshot (2008) of the Tailoring Project
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Classes in tailoring continue to be one of the most popular and economically beneficial classes offered in the Afghan Institute of Learning’s Women Learning Centers (WLC). In June 2008, there were 1,226 Afghan females in tailoring classes in 20 centers in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan and in the WLCs in Peshawar,...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 7 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women has received 14 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Update of the Tailoring Project—August 2007
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    Classes in tailoring continue to be one of the most popular classes offered in AIL’s Women Learning Centers. After six months of intensive study, the women are able to sew their own clothes and also sew for others. Their skill helps their families because it decreases the amount that must be paid to outside tailors and,...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women has received 10 donations
    • 8 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Annual Report
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    • 9 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    • 9 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women has received 24 donations
    • 9 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    Creating Hope International shares this mid-year report from the Afghan Institute of Learning, highlighting some of AIL's recent successes!
    • 10 years ago
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  • Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women has received 10 donations
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Sakena Yacoobi

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Dearborn, Michigan United States

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