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Provide 3 Sewing Machines to Afghan Women

A microproject by Afghan Institute of Learning
Provide 3 Sewing Machines to Afghan Women


Sewing classes are very popular as they give women a skill they can use to earn money as well as do their own family sewing. AIL Staff maintain and repair the machines as needed. Unfortunately, some of these machines have broken beyond repair. While the women in class usually share the sewing machines, there are now more women using each machine. Providing a Learning Center with new sewing machines will solve this problem.

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After years of use and repair, several of the sewing machines have reached the end of their usefulness and need to be replaced.


This project will provide AIL with the funds necessary to replace 3 broken sewing machines and continue to offer high quality classes in sewing and tailoring.

Long-Term Impact

Women learn to save money they would have spent on clothes in order to purchase a sewing machine and start a small business. Course graduates sew their family's clothes, start a home-based business, and/or become sewing teachers.


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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Twitter: @AIL_ngo
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, Michigan United States
$10 raised of $375 goal
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