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Training in stitching, tailoring, and knitting for women of the Zomi Community in Delhi
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The Burmese refugees in Delhi are eager to work but there are many barriers making it difficult for them to succeed. By providing training in stitching, knitting, and tailoring, Zomi Women Union provides women with marketable skills that open a way for them to earn a daily wage and help cover their living expenses.

A total of 30 women will be trained in this project. Two 45-day tailoring trainings will be offered - advanced training for a group that was already trained in the basics last year and a second training for beginners. The training will be held from June to August 2013.

Your contribution will help to raise funds for the home industries training, including room rental, sewing supplies and honoraria for the trainers.

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Name of Organization Zomi Women Union
About the Organisation

Zomi Women Union was founded in New Delhi in July 2004. The aims and activities of the organization are promoting the education and rights of women and children.

Total Costs INR 25,000 (approx. CZK 9,000 / EUR 355 / USD 460)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 9,000
Total Number of Shares 18
Location West Delhi
Timeframe June - August 2013
Progress Update

The first training took place from the beginning of June to mid-July. 14 women learned advanced techniques in cutting and stitching garments. 4 women already found paid jobs, others report that they use their skills for making clothes for their family members.

The second training took place from mid-July to the end of August and focused on beginners. 11 women completed the second course and are now able to sew for their families. Many are interested to learn more advanced skills for professional tailoring.

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