WAD WM | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire | March 3, 2022 | Omobonike Sessou

Five young women choose sewing for their livelihoods

In five countries of West-Central Africa, five women receive a sewing machine with the skill training to support herself.

Five young women from five countries—Republic of Niger, Gambia, Congo Brazzaville, Tchad, and Cote d’Ivoire—wanted to learn sewing and make it a livelihood. They were chosen as skill-training recipients. A sewing machine was presented to each sewing student who now will be able to support herself. Both the training fee and the sewing machine purchase was sponsored by General Conference Women’s Ministries (GCWM) department.

The young women are grateful to their sponsor. The administrators of the local missions also appreciate the GC WM department for taking this initiative to help needy young ladies within their territories. "We trust that this project has contributed to prevent poverty in the lives of these young people," writes Omobonike Sessou, director of Women's Ministries for the West-Central Africa Division. "On their behalf, we say a big thank you to everyone who helped."

Twelve Ghanaian women receive sewing machines

In Southern Ghana, 12 sewing machines were gifted to young women who want to become self-supporting with their own small scale sewing businesses. The presentation occurred during a Young Adventist Women's Ministries congress, March 1-6, 2022, with 217 attendees.

Photo credit: WAD WM

By Omobonike Sessou, director of Women's Ministries, West-Central Africa Division (WAD)

Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2022 Q2&3

Many other needy women are waiting for the tools and skill training needed to support themselves and their families. To sponsor GC WM projects, you may donate here.