Most girls in the rural area of the Machinga District of Malawi are married off before the age of 18 to improve the family’s financial status. Unfortunately, most of these marriages end in divorce. The young ladies often turn to prostitution to survive which results in more children being brought into this cycle exposing them to a higher risk of contracting and spreading HIV/AIDS. We want to equip and empower such young women by training them in different skills such as sewing, crafts, home-based skills, and community health. This program will also include biblical counseling, discipling, and mentoring the young ladies. We want to see these ladies valued and respected leading to economic, social, and spiritual transformation of the individual and communities. At the end of every training the ladies should be able to understand that we are all created in the image of God, and the goal is that they realize and appreciate the skills and capacities they and others have.
• 20 Sewing machines x $237 = $4,740
• Paying a teacher @ $94 per month x 24 = $2,256
• Setting up a small kitchen $ 307
• Charcoal oven $ 315
• Sewing supplies and accessories $1,042