In a rural area near Arusha a group of Maasai women concerned about girls and young women in their community who were living in dire poverty, in abusive relationships, abandoned, or involved in prostitution are teaching them sewing and business skills. Graduates receive a sewing machine and many increase their incomes from <$1/day to an average $8/day. Funds will complete construction of a new training center to help more students improve their lives and to establish a sewing cooperative.
By constructing and equipping a training center, more adolescent girls will have the opportunity to gain sewing and business entrepreneurship skills and develop a supportive business cooperative.
The project will train 30-60 adolescent girls a year in sewing and business entrepreneurship, allowing them to increase their incomes, pay school fees, and improve their own and their families' health and well-being.