The reason that we run a sewing school in our house is that we want to help unemployed people through a vocational training as seamstresses, so that they can break out of the vicious cycle of poverty. In other words: they can earn their own money, they can 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 to the probability of earning money through prostitution, out of pure necessity. In this way they can earn money without submitting themselves to the risk of getting infected with HIV and get AIDS.
“Each and every course at the end they get a certificate of that course.
Some of them they did get a job (as I say) but some of them they are just sewing at their homes and selling the garments that they have made.”
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