Women's Tailoring Project

The Challenge:

Due to changes in climate, the Malawian maize harvest ha suffered in recent years. Though the government offered subsidized maize to those in need, the cost is still out of reach to those in rural areas, who are accustomed to sustaining on their own crops.

Our Solution:

In 2016, The School of Dreams program added two sewing machines to its community space in Mganja Village. Women from the village were then invited to learn how to sew and hired to produce the Adventure Bag as part of their training and first big job. Today, these women are busy using the machines and their new skill set to do work for people in the surrounding villages and have saved up enough to purchase maize if this years harvest produces low yield.



Even Cooler:

When you buy an Adventure Bag, these women are hired to produce two school bags for children who would otherwise go without.