In a continuing effort to cultivate self-sufficient churches and combat extreme poverty, ServLife’s Nepal partners are conducting a sewing training. This program provides women with specific sewing skills that open doors for them in the tailoring industry. According to Nepal Director Bekharaj, “This training is to strengthen the church planters’ wives by developing skills and sustaining themselves economically.”
Pastors’ wives are not the only ones taking advantage of this program. Bekharaj continues, “We also provide opportunities for single women, like widows, who are hopeless so that they can generate income for living without depending on others.” Twelve women, selected from a pool of twenty-seven applicants, traveled to Kathmandu for the sewing program.
The one month training, which started February 1st, focuses on sewing instruction. It also builds deeper relationships with Christ through Bible studies and spiritual formation. The skills and confidence they develop will provide these women with opportunities otherwise inaccessible to them. Bekharaj adds, “After the vocational training, some can start their own tailoring shop if they can afford it. Others may get hired as a worker in other tailoring shops. Some may even opt for an advanced training.”
For only $702 per woman, ServLive and its Nepali partners are educating and housing these twelve women for the month-long training. If you want to sponsor a Nepali woman or contribute to the training program, donate here and type “sewing training” in the comments field.