Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland

by Kudvumisa Foundation USA Inc
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Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Jobs for 250 Impoverished Families in Swaziland
Mar 11, 2015

Sustainable Sewing Income Generation Project

Jane busy handcranking out a child's dress.
Jane busy handcranking out a child's dress.

Jane lives in Section 19 taking care of her disabled daughter, nicknamed "Sister". Jane is able to raise a small amount of cotton each year that she sells to the coop. She is able to raise and sell a small amount of vegetables to resell. Industrious, she sells airtime to others in and around Section 19.

 Jane actively participates in a sewing program Kudvumisa started in '19. Training and hand cranked machines were supplied to a small group of women here. Kudvumisa's commitment to the ladies was to help develop a market for the items they produced. There is no local market to sell in. Combining the distance to the market in Manzini and the cost to get there with the competition from all the other vendors would mean they would never be able to sell any items there and make a profit.

 Jane sews handbags and purses. These handbags and purses are then sold to visiting teams and tourists from the U.S., U.K., Australia and Europe in general. Of course, selling to these markets also requires that Jane be mentored and trained in the best practices and techniques. Georgina, a volunteer from Australia has joined Kudvumisa and spends 3 days a week training the ladies. The goal is to bring the ladies to the point where they can comfortably and competently sew high quality products and also manage themselves and hopefully a fledging sewing business!

 Last year, Jane was able to earn an extra 1000 Emalangeni from the sewing. This went a long way to helping her take care of her daughter, investing in other enterprises and basic necessities. Our goal is to be able to double that this year. This is a reachable goal!

A line of lady's shoulder bags
A line of lady's shoulder bags
Jane sewing on the porch
Jane sewing on the porch

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Kudvumisa Foundation USA Inc

Location: Glenmoore, PA - USA
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Daran Rehmeyer
Glenmoore, PA United States
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