Supporting Seira Stitch by Stitch
About this Mission Project
Located in central Africa, Rwanda is a country of 12 million whose past has been plagued by ethnic genocide. Due to this, women have had to take on the traditionally male role as of head of the household.
Seira Community Church seeks to empower women who have taken on this responsibility by equipping them with vocational training in the skill of sewing. Last year, 38 women were trained to sew and this project seeks to increase that number to 200. The women also enjoy fellowship and help each other develop spiritually.
- $157.50 buys a small sewing machine for a training center.
- $262.50 buys initial fabrics and materials for a student.
- $420 buys a semi-automatic sewing machine for a training center.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $16,800 to buy sewing machines and fabric and to provide sewing training for 200 women in Rwanda. It will provide them with the necessary skills to become economically independent and create a foundation for a future of sustainable growth.
This project will be managed by the staff of the Seira Community Church of Rwanda in partnership with International Ministries.
It is anticipated that this project will help the women of Rwanda be the catalyst for change and economic development in their communities.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Please pray with the Rev. Emmanuel Octave Bananeza of the Seira Community Church of Rwanda that women will become economically independent through job training.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Sewing Machines/Rwanda on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
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Nearly 60% of the Rwandan population lives below the poverty line. Women are now being trained in the crafts of sewing and knitting to become economically independent and to empower each other and their communities.