Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Successful Stitching

We hadn't had an opportunity to visit the Sewing Machine Ladies since our visit two years ago when we bought them a second sewing machine.  We were delighted to see them again, and thrilled to see that the machines were supporting 10 families in total.  Nonetheless they still have no electricity, so the time they can work on the machines is limited to daylight hours.  In order to increase productivity and maximise benefit, we decided to purchase another sewing machine, enabling the women to produce more garments, such as the lovely saris that you can see in the photos.  We are looking into the reason why no electricity, sanitation or running water has been provided to their village, which was rebuilt by an NGO following the tsunami in 2004. 

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