In impoverished areas of the world, finding work is difficult. When a woman's husband dies, she is often left with no source of income for her and her family. The Women 2 Women program matches women's groups in the United States with groups of women in impoverished parts of the world to be "Hope Sisters". The women in America work together to raise money to send to their Hope Sisters overseas. The money that is sent over is used to purchase sewing machines and the other sewing supplies necessary to start a sewing business. As part of the program, the women with the sewing machines pledge 10% of their profits back to the program, which is then used to purchase sewing machines for other women.
Women 2 Women assists those who need assistance the most by paving a path in which they can provide for themselves both today and in the future. We currently have five machines in Malawi (4 in Blantyre and 1 in Ntcheu), one in Hope Fountain, Zimbabwe, and one in Mwanza, Mozambique. We look forward to being able to reach women in additional areas in the near future as well!
As we continue to move forward and plant machines in new areas, the women are connected in a very special way. As they work together, sew together, and pray for each other, their circle grows wider and wider. When women participate in the Women 2 Women program, they not only provide a living for their own families, but they also are an instrument to assist other women out of abject poverty as well. Through this, they show the true meaning of love and give power to women who feel very powerless.
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