Help Buy 30 Sewing Machines To Train Young Ladies

A microproject by Develop Africa, Inc. Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


Develop Africa recently partnered with a Tailoring Training Center in Sierra Leone. The center helps ladies gain self-reliance skills that will improve their socio-economic livelihood. The current sewing machines are several years old, worn out and in dire need of replacement. They break down frequently and this frustrates/slows down learning. This project will purchase 30 new machines so the ladies can learn reliably with new equipment.

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Ladies at the tailoring school are not able to learn effectively because the sewing machines are very old and break down frequently. This impedes learning. Because there is an inadequate number of sewing machines, the trainees often have to wait for their turn - to get access to a machine. The limited number of machines has also restricted the number of trainees that we can accept into the program and empower.


This microproject will provide the funds needed for purchasing 30 new sewing machines. This will enable better training so that the trainees will gain a higher level of tailoring skills. The provision of these vital tools will boost their learning abilities. With these machines we also will be able to accept more young ladies into the program - providing to them the skills they need to become self-reliant and self-sufficient.

Long-Term Impact

Ladies will be empowered to move from poverty and unemployment to self-sufficiency. These machines will contribute to youth development in skills for self-reliance and entrepreneurship. They will help create employment opportunities for disadvantaged youths and ladies.


Vocational Skills Trade Sewing Class - Video
UN Country Information - Sierra Leone
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Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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