Tailoring project

Beneficiaries under this tailoring project are mainly early mothers, school drop outs coming from poor families inducted through a 5 month course in tailoring skills. During this training, beneficiaries learn and develop skills in making shirts, trousers, skirts, school uniforms, African traditional wear such as: kanzu, gomesi, and kitenge.

At the end of the skills empowerment training, the beneficiaries will haveĀ  options:
-Finding employment in an established tailoring business
-Signing up to receive a sewing machine, on loan from SBF, to begin self-employment. The beneficiaries under this arrangement are expected to repay a small cost every month towards the purchase of the sewing machines over the period of the next 12 months from the time that they begin to engage the machine that they have received on loan, commercially but given a free one incase a sponsor comes up.

Typical Project Costs

A project benefiting 30 members costs a total of approx $1,400
5 month training course for 30 members – $650
1 sewing machine with treadle base for 1 individual – $70
Investment costs for training activity – $50