As promised, the team is growing. We'll be welcoming our new seamstress early March 2020, Yeahhh! Very exciting to see the team growing, toward larger production and of course bigger impact. Our new lady will be trained and developed with the support of our master seamstresses Mama Irene and Mama Johanna.
Even though she's already a seamstress super star, the main priority for the coming months will be to get her up to speed with our quality standards.
Partnership and training
Since our last report, we had the opportunity to develop new partnerships with local farms and other NGO's, with a view of expanding our distribution capacity. In fact we already started distribution of our pads directly to young female farmers and the feedbacks were encouraging and overwelming.
Our main objective here is to increase our local footprint, partnering with organisations that could help us gain access and trust to specific key populations who need sanitary pads (school, orphenage).
Production and distribution
Our production is now up and going fully. We relocated our Sewing project to a larger space on the other side of our building. This will allow us to keep on growing the team, while providing a better and cleaner working environemt for our seamstresses.
Our next focus remains twofold:
- Streamline and increase our production capacity, with a focus on quality and confort.
- Develop new local distribution channels through partner organisations and projects fan (yes, we have fans now).
Once again we would like to thank GlobalGiving, local and international donors, partners and everyone involved in the project to start with.
We are more motivated than ever to make this project a success and our motto remains: "It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela