Income Security Program Update- 1st March 2016

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tailoring students during agro forestry, soil and water conservation training in the farm

tailoring students during agro forestry, soil and water conservation training in the farm

In our quest to improve economic status of young girls and women who have been adversely affected by droughts and conflicts induced by climatic changes in West Pokot County, we have come along many women most of who had given up in life but are now seeing hope and dreaming of a better tomorrow. Anita, a second year student is one of the girls who joined us last year after divorcing from her husband whom she had been forced to marry when she was in class 8. Due to this arranged marriage she did not sit for her exams and ended up a house wife and a young mother. She shares that she was not able to stay in this marriage for long and had to go back to her mother’s place after which she met a good Samaritan who introduced her to Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika.
She narrates that she did not have any money to pay her fees and she knew clearly that her parents were not going to support her but she decided to come so that she can better her life and have a way of helping her then one year old son.
Anita has been working hard to raise part of the required fee for the training and she recently applied for CDF to help clear her fee. She has recorded remarkable improvement in making the different products and at the moment she can make straight skirts, blouses, rompers, school uniforms, short trousers and game skits. She is also earning commission through making products ordered for by our clients to help raise half the cost of a sewing machine before she completes her training.

tailoring students in class.

tailoring students in class.