For the last six months, HHI has been supporting a programme whereby destitute women are given training in sewing (tailoring). The idea is that they will then be able to support themselves and their families. Pastor Wilson, who oversees this, would like to continue it, and has just sent us a report in answer to some questions that I asked:.
Very respected Edmond sir,
Praise the Lord!
About the Tailoring Training
1. Do you want to continue the training?
Yes. sure we want to continue this training programme
2. If so, how many people have benefitted from the training?
Around 25 women will benefited the new training.
3. How many have completed the training?
20 women we give training. From this 12 womens got good benefit. Others need more training.
4. How many are now making use of the skills that they learned, and earning enough money to support themselves (and their families)?
Seven women are starting work from their home.They are earning money for their daily life and also for their other family members getting benefit from this work. Other some womens are waiting for starting work with their own machines. But they are not able to buy machines. This is a sad. [Pastor Wilson also runs a network of over 100 credit unions - these may be able to help. A sewing machine costs about £100 new, less than this second hand].
More than 20 womens are waiting for their training.But if you will agree we will start 15th of December.
But the problem is our Tailoring Teacher is very efficient. Good knowledge. So, she ask now a 10000 Rs [about £110] per month for her honorarium.
Story of Mrs.Amritha