Interview of Fr. Martin Trieb O.S.B. with Fr. Gérard T. Lagleder O.S.B.

Why do you run a sewing school in your house?

The reason that we run a sewing school in our house is that we want to help unemployed people through a vocational training as a seamstress, so that they can break out of the vicious cycle of poverty. In other words: they can earn their own money, support themselves and their families and to make them independent of charity. In our situation one must add that it has the wonderful side effect that people are offered an alternative, which otherwise out of need, would probably earn money through prostitution. In this way they can earn money without submitting themselves to the risk of getting infected with HIV / AIDS. In so far, our sewing school in the wider sense has an effect of preventing infection. As one can see, there are many cases where people get infected with HIV / AIDS, on account of this poverty.

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