Dressing for Success
Purchase sewing equipment for orphans' school uniforms
For an orphaned child, lack of a uniform is one of the barriers to attending and succeeding at school. A uniform is also a powerful symbol of belonging for children who face the stigma of being an orphan and amongst the poorest of the extreme poor.
Bopoma Villages’ sewing project brings together a veteran seamstress with a love for sewing with volunteers from the community to sew uniforms for orphaned children whose caregivers cannot afford one. Caregivers are asked to contribute $1 for fabric, a local business has donated thread, Bopoma Villages supplies the space and sewing machines, and local volunteers supply the labour. The result? More than 300 orphaned children are now attending school in brand new uniforms, bringing much joy to the sewers and the uniform recipients! There are many more orphaned children in rural Zaka waiting for a uniform. It's the dream of every orphaned child we've met to attend school and not be left behind.
Raising funds to buy two new sturdy sewing machines (total cost $800), Bopoma Villages is thrilled to partner with local volunteers to help them develop and use their skills to care for the most vulnerable children in their communities.
THIS MONTH'S PROJECTS
Growing Self-Reliance and Dignity
THIS MONTH'S PARTNER
Bopoma Villages strengthens and equips families living in extreme poverty in rural Zimbabwe to meet their own needs and to provide a home and care for orphaned children in their communities. Many orphaned children in Zimbabwe live with a loving grandmo...