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Pakistan - Sewing Machine Project for Widows

Stitching hope: empowering women, one seam at a time. £60 to fund a sewing machine for widows.

£60 raised
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Fundraising Story

SWAN is committed to the cause of women's empowerment. With our partners, GHRF we are dedicated to providing sewing machines to women in Pakistan as well as teaching them how to use this so they can go on to sew for themselves and start their own business. Here's why your support is crucial:

1. Breaking Barriers: In many parts of Pakistan, cultural norms and societal constraints limit women's access to formal employment. By providing them with sewing machines, we're breaking these barriers and enabling them to work from the comfort of their homes.

2. Education and Skills: For those who never had the chance to attend school, sewing becomes a valuable skill. It not only allows them to earn but also empowers them with a skill they can pass on to future generations.

3. Financial Independence:These sewing machines are more than tools; they're instruments of economic liberation. With them, women can create garments, mend clothes, and embark on small-scale businesses to support themselves and their families.

4. Community Impact: As these women earn, they contribute to the economic growth of their communities. It's a ripple effect, where a single sewing machine can uplift an entire family and, in turn, uplift an entire community.

5. Empowering Dreams: Behind each sewing machine lies a woman's dream – a dream to provide for her children, access healthcare, and break free from the cycle of poverty. Your donation transforms these dreams into reality.

Not only is this project supporting women but it supports a group of vulnerable, marginalised women who are seen as a financial burden to their families.

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