Help secure sewing machines for 50 single mothers

$20 $15,980
Raised Remaining


We will initiate a project to help single mothers in skills training in dress making to become self-reliant. They will be trained per session of six month on how to use sewing machine to make clothes.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In rural communities of Cameroon, women have few skills, little education along with a high rate of pregnancy among women entering child-bearing age (12 yrs) and no means of earning a living. These women have suffered greatly because of the violence that has ravaged so much of the African continent and Cameroonian society as a whole. In most cases, they are widowed, are abandoned or violated, and are often powerless and voiceless and so, it is difficult for them to reach their full potentials.

How will this project solve this problem?

The women will go to school to learn the trade and then use the sewing machines to make clothes to sell in the market and for their families. The money they earn goes back to pay for the education and to provide for their family and themselves.

Potential Long Term Impact

Those who will graduate from this program will be benefiting from taking contracts with schools by making uniform for their children as well as making clothes for sale to the general public. The result of this project/Program will help over 300 girls

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $20

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $20 .  The original project funding goal was $16,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Helen Ndikum

Buea, south west province Cameroon

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