In just 4 weeks, 14 apprentice seamstresses, sponsored by the Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust, will complete their training at Kijana Kwanza. It’s now time for them to head back home to towns and villages across Tanzania.
They include 14-year-old Mariam, a school drop-out with no future prospects, 18-year-old Evaline, who is financially responsible for her young siblings after their mother died and 21-year-old Iman, who is a single mother with a young baby to care for.
To put their skills into practice and kick-start their own mini enterprise, each graduate requires a sewing machine, which costs £100/$135.
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