Sewing Machines Help Families

Work is beginning to happen in this new area of Egypt, according to the GHNI-Egypt team (pictured). They are excited to see how their first project will help families generate much-needed income.

Ezbit el Amir, Egypt

“During the past period we did several visits and interviews. By arranging with two local partnership foundations, we chose about 19 ladies to take the training to increase income by teaching them sewing. The other partnership foundation will make training and bring sewing machines for training.

“We entered a home to visit a family. We found that their income does not exceed $250 per month and they are very in need for a project through which they could bring their own income without asking help from other people. We will work with this family.

“Starting from December, we started training. After that, we will make a practical test to see if ladies are ready to use sewing machines. If so, we will give them sewing machines and write a contract with them so they can't sell the sewing machines. We will continue following them periodically. They will pay back a fixed amount each month to us. Through this amount, we possibly buy sewing machines for a number of other women.”