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Keep them Singers Singing

by Tools for Self Reliance Cymru
Keep them Singers Singing
Keep them Singers Singing
Keep them Singers Singing
Keep them Singers Singing
Keep them Singers Singing
Keep them Singers Singing
Keep them Singers Singing
Keep them Singers Singing

Summary

The project will deliver a sustainable future for women's and disabled tailoring groups in two regions of Tanzania. It will provide refurbished sewing machines and deliver practical and business training to these groups. It will also identify and train regional networks of sewing machine mechanics who will maintain the machines ensuring sustainability into the future.

$161
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

There are very many women tailoring groups in Tanzania who are currently struggling to make a living due to the unavailability of good quality sewing machines. The only machines available are poor quality imports from the Far East which are very expensive and unreliable. Many of the existing machines are also out of action due to the lack of skilled people to repair them.

Solution

We will supply quality reconditioned European/American models and train the recipients to conduct simple maintenance on them. We will also train to a high level a number of local artisans to become sewing machine mechanics. They will receive training at a centre in Mwanza which will last three weeks. Following completion they will be provided with all the tools they need to start up a repair business, together with a supply of spares.

Long-Term Impact

We have seen from previous pilots that having a quality working machine can provide a good income for a woman and her family. It will enable them to send their children to school, access good quality health care and improve their lives. Trained disabled artisans will for the first time be able to earn a living without having to beg. It will improve their self esteem and their status within the community.

Resources

https:/​/​www.tfsrcymru.org.uk
A bit more about the project
Our Sewing Machine refurbishing workshop
Images from Tanzania - tailors
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Organization Information

Tools for Self Reliance Cymru

Location: Crickhowell, Powys - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Tfsrcymru
Project Leader:
Ian Jones
Crickhowell, Powys United Kingdom

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