In the linked video, Josie, a beneficiary of Develop Africa's Skill Acquisition and Microfinance Program, expresses his appreciation to donors for providing a sewing machine (pictured). Josie is currently in year 2 of a tailoring school.
With this new sewing machine Josie is able to spend more hours practicing and developing his tailoring skills. The sewing machine is already being put to great use and Josie has started developing a clientele. The machine is helping earn an additional income and take care of himself - so that he is not dependent on other people.
This is a key element of empowerment - providing a way for people to become self-sufficient. ... Read more