Lift up a young woman starting her own business.
As female leaders who value empowerment and financial independence, the mission of the Congo Restoration Sewing School is one so many of us will be inspired by.
Every six months, 40 women graduate from the sewing school in Eastern Congo, a place where women have few opportunities and protections. Most of these women have only a primary school education and are considered lower-tier citizens in their village.
All of that changes once they graduate from the sewing school.
Congo Restoration provides sewing school graduates with the resources to start their own business. Each woman receives a sewing kit with the necessary tools of their new trade, and one sewing machine for every two graduates — a model that fosters teamwork and support among these new entrepreneurs. Your gift, from one businesswoman to another, will help our graduates launch!
For WAM donors who contribute $100 or more — a set of napkins crafted by one of our students will be given to you at the November WAM Summit! Additional student-crafted items such as reusable shopping bags, aprons, and placemats, will be available for purchase at the summit tradeshow.
We hope WAMmers consider making a $35 donation
$35 funds a sewing kit given to each graduate, containing scissors, thread, and other items to help get her business started.
$75 funds half a sewing machine, given to be shared by two graduates who start their business together.
$220 funds a shared sewing machine and two sewing kits to prepare two women to start a business together.