These two young women graduated and established their own sewing businesses. We hire graduates to return and sew uniforms, kitchen aprons, and other projects. In addition to self-sufficiency, when younger women have the means to support themselves, they garner more respect from their husbands.
Sponsor a Woman
Many Mozambican women lack the necessary education to gain employment. Completing a vocational course at one of the No Poor Among Us sponsored Women’s Centers enables them to generate income for themselves and their families, while building self-reliance. Women are given the opportunity to select sewing, hairdressing, or poultry courses. Vocational programs are accompanied by an entrepreneurship course guiding each woman in starting her own business. Courses are led by highly-trained teachers, providing each woman with the opportunity to produce $100 or more per month on her own.
Sponsors receive a photo of the women they are supporting, as well as status updates on their progress.
Your donation of $150 sponsors a woman to complete a three-month vocational course.
At age 61, this woman was supporting her grandchildren, yet no one would hire her. After completing our sewing course, she set up her own business with a stall at the local market, making three times what she’d earn as a domestic worker.
Students sew their own dresses to wear at graduation, which is a joyous celebration of accomplishment. Here, two sewing program graduates enthusiastically hug their Entrepreneurship instructor.