These young girls have successfully completed the year of seam-tailoring training at the NYAMIRAMBO Parish Center, in the outskirts of KIGALI, the capital of RWANDA. They are gifted and want to perfect themselves in order to make this job of seamstress their livelihood.
In recent years, a sister has helped young girls, employed in families, to train themselves in sewing. We found that one year is not enough to get going. It is necessary that these girls continue their training by a specialization and have a personal sewing machine.
We are well aware of these young people and their families, who are all very modest and can not buy a sewing machine for their daughter.
Today we present this Rosalie Project because we really want to promote the 8 girls from poor families.
This project aims to collect the necessary funds to purchase 8 sewing machines and to finance for each young girl a 3-month specialization course in sewing.
They will be able to do an internship in various sewing workshops, to perfect themselves in the cutting of various garments and then to assemble them with their own sewing machine.
This project will be realized in collaboration with the Daughters of Charity, the managers of sewing workshops and the traders who will sell the sewing machines. We hope that by the month of September, thanks to donors from the Rosalie Projects, this project will be realized.
These girls will have acquired the skills to work in the Women's Association, or they will have found hiring in a sewing workshop in the city. They will be equipped with a know-how and an instrument of work enabling them to be financially self-sufficient and to help their families.
Thanks to you, we will be able to exercise the desired profession and earn a living.
A big thank you to every donor!
My name is Sister Marie Josée Mukushimana and I am a member of the Community of the Daughters of Charity of Nyamirambo, a very popular area located 5 km from the center of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
Our community is located 300 m from the market, where a lot of people find "a little job" to live only this day: Women, young people, porters ... But, there are many unemployed people who lead a difficult life ; they become street children, thieves, prostitutes ...
We try to respond to some of these poverty:
- Encounters with young girls employed in families, and for some, training in the cut-sewing, so that they can find a worthy work, enabling them to earn a living.
- Accompaniment of two working associations: one, sick or single women, with children; the other composed of ex-prisoners in order to reintegrate them into society.
- Collaboration with Caritas-Kigali, in the supervision of the children of the street.
- Visits sick or neglected prisoners in two detention centers. The Sister listens to their needs and brings medicine and food.