Maximizing Sewing Machine Use

Ezbit el Amir Village, Egypt

At the end of the year, we visited every woman who had taken a sewing machine. In the framework of the one year project evaluation, we found that some women have benefited greatly from the sewing machine, and their income has increased as a result of their work using the sewing machine. Some of the ladies were faltering, so we taught them to use the machine in a good way or we would take the machine away shortly. Some of them were in need of some help in buying some fabrics. We bought them the fabric to help with their tailoring.

We will continue monthly follow-up work toward the success of the project and the achievement of the aim, while avoiding some of the problems that appear to be regular maintenance of machinery. We help calculate their monthly possible income in order to encourage them to work and make the most of the machine.

 

Farhan & Lydia

GHNI National Field Leaders, Egypt