Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sewing Workshop Graduation: Independence Day Comes Early in Congo

The people of Congo will celebrate their Independence Day this Saturday, but for the women of the Bukavu and Mumosho Sewing Workshops, independence day came a few days early. Accepting their hard-earned sewing kits that include a pedal-powered machine, 60 women in eastern Congo celebrated their graduation on the 22nd of June, and celebrated the

Evelyn’s Dreams: An Education & Sewing Machine for Small Business

Evelyn, 24 | May 2012 Graduate, Mumosho Sewing Workshop   Evelyn’s mother thought she had no other way to support her daughter’s education than to sell her land, land rights that for a woman in Congo are precious and rare. After her husband was killed in the 1996 war, Evelyn’s mother was granted the land