Liberia: New Partner, May 2017

Sewing Peace is proud to announce that we are adding an additional program. The Tailoring 4 Life Project of Education Care Africa, based in Monrovia, Liberia, is our new partner. The machines will be sailing out of Port Newark on the ACL Atlantic Star on the 6th of June, 2017. The shipment is scheduled to arrive in Monrovia via Antwerp on the 9th of August.

We used a new configuration in our packing. We had several treadle and hand-crank manual sewing machines that should be welcome in parts of the country with unreliable electricity, so we stacked the portable electric machines around the sides of the pallet and put the manuals inside. Liberia is getting four pre-1915 treadles, two lovely Singer hand-crank machines from around 1915, and 64 electrics.

The Tailoring 4 Life Project has three main goals:

  1. Hire experienced tailors to produce designer clothing for sale and to provide tailoring services to the community.
  2. For women who wish to learn tailoring, train them in a six-month program after which they can rent-to-buy a sewing machine.
  3. For women who do not wish to learn tailoring, train them in retail sales.

Welcome, Education Care Africa!

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