The latest intake of students has started on the sewing and literacy course we run. 30 women spend three months learning useful skills and this time they are being joined by four Pakistani refugees. We hope they all do very well.
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We would like to improve our shop premises in Kathmandu, Nepal and the money would allow us to do this. Women who have attended our sewing and literacy course work in the shop and it enables them to earn a living and provide for their families. There are lots of charities on the website, but our name is next to this photo.
The latest class attending the Cyrene sewing and literacy class has just graduated. They attended a graduation ceremony and were presented with certificates marking their achievement.
The course was funded by Women Without Roofs and helps the women attending it to establish their own micro-sewing businesses from home.
Renee has arrived safely in Kathmandu, Nepal and has so far seen Bidya and Shova who are the pastor and his wife that run the Cyrene course for us. The course teaches women to sew, read and write which hopefully leads to them being able to run a small business from home. She has shown the ladies from the course a purse that we hope they can copy; we will be able to sell them back here in the UK to raise funds.