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DSC01393 The Tailor

Othakarhaka's tailoring program was started with 5 students. Students are taught to sew and then once they are ready to graduate from the program, every two students are loaned a machine to share. They take this back to their village to begin their own tailoring businesses. Once they have made enough money to purchase the machine outright, that money is then used to purchase more machines and more students are accepted into the program. This program is fully self sustaining as there are small markets for sewn goods and tailoring (school contracts for uniforms, churches, etc.).

Othakarhaka Foundation, Mulanje District, Malawi


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Othakarhaka: "passing on the kindness"
Othakarhaka's tailoring program was started with 5 students.  Students are taught to sew and then once they are ready to graduate from the program, every two students are loaned a machine to share.  They take this back to their village to begin their own tailoring businesses.  Once they have made enough money to purchase the machine outright, that money is then used to purchase more machines and more students are accepted into the program.  This program is fully self sustaining as there are small markets for sewn goods and tailoring (school contracts for uniforms, churches, etc.).<br />
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Othakarhaka Foundation, Mulanje District, Malawi<br />
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