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Weʼre raising £400 to Tailors for Dignity: helping a young tailoring group become a small business enterprise. The first £250 paid for menstrual hygiene kits.

Stow, GALASHIELS, Scotland
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Many girls in rural Malawi miss school during their period as they do not have sanitary products. A group of young tailors have learnt how to make reusable menstrual hygiene kits for the girls in their community. Luwatala is a village in Malawi partnered with Stow-Heriot in Scottish Borders http://luwatala.link/ . The parish has a faith link with Stow-Heriot Church and a business enterprise link with Lauderdale Rotary. A gift made here is turned into materials to make kits locally in Luwatala. This fund also aims to encourage a small business enterprise for young people using their tailoring skills locally.

If you would like to give any donation it will help this project. To sponsor a tailor for £10 make the donation to the Tailors for Dignity Project on this site and receive a Java Print notebook we have covered in fabric from Malawi here. You will also receive a notecard with a greeting - translated from one of the tailors.

We would like to thank Lauderdale Rotary Club for buying two secondhand sewing machines for the young Luwatala tailors - so they can set up a small business. The tailors have earned the sewing machines by making 35 kits for school girls (who will receive the kits for free; cost of materials donated from this JustGiving site). The foot treadle machines will help the tailors build a small enterprise and local income.

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  • Luwatala Link2 months ago
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    Luwatala Link

    2 months ago

    The young tailors in Malawi are starting a small enterprise to make school uniforms for the local secondary school. There is a sponsorship scheme to help them get started - buying materials. Any donation can be a gift for someone you know in the UK too; we will send a note book covered in Java print and a gift card out in your name. Below is a picture of four of the tailors outside the home belonging to Alice. All of the tailors were sponsored by their local church to gain training so they bring an income to Luwatala and support families.

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  • Luwatala Link10 months ago
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    10 months ago

    The tailoring group have set up a small enterprise (Lauderdale Rotary supported the purchase of sewing machines) and have now made kits for 35 school girls. This page is being kept open to raise money to continue this work and sponsor the tailors in making a small business.

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  • Luwatala Link1 year ago
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    1 year ago

    So pleased to see the terrific support for this project. We can now ensure that the older girls at Mpata Primary will have kits The tailors will be able to set up their small, local business. Any additional funds that come into this site will go to the school. The tailors have agreed to give sewing lessons to the pupils and some resources are required to enable this. It would be great to see these skills passed on to the youngsters in the community. Still gift packs to send out in time for Christmas! Thank you to everyone for your support.

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Page last updated on: 12/20/2021 13.57

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13

  • Anon

    Anon

    Dec 20, 2021

    £20.00

  • Heather Kirkham

    Heather Kirkham

    Dec 8, 2021

    Important project

  • Kirsty Somerville

    Kirsty Somerville

    Dec 8, 2021

    Much needed practical help.

  • Pam Fortune

    Pam Fortune

    Dec 1, 2021

    Such a worthwhile project bringing skills and dignity enabling women to support in practical and ethical ways. In a throw away society it is vital to encourage projects which are sustainable and make

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 12, 2021

  • Phil Petchey

    Phil Petchey

    Dec 14, 2020

    Christmas is all about giving, this is for my wonderful Big Sister :)

    £53.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 9, 2020

    Very happy to support this valuable initiative

    £20.00

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