The Tailors’ Cooperative

The Tailors’ Cooperative

In 2006 Lamp of the Path NGO developed a program to train women in the art of tailoring so they would be able to clothe their families and earn extra income. This program targeted single parent families in the local area.

During a review in 2008, it was discovered that simply learning the art of tailoring did not provide a sustainable income. They needed to learn the essential skills of marketing and selling the products. Therefore, the training changed to include those skills and build a complete business model.

As the business developed, the cooperative become financially self-sufficient from selling products locally and internationally. The only assistance Lamp of the Path NGO is now providing is the payment of rent for the building where the business is conducted.

Some time ago, we received a matching grant from a kind benefactor, for the express purpose to purchase a building for the Cooperative.

If you want to help the Cooperative to purchase the building and give them a stable future, please click here.