The Cherehani Project
Location: Siaya County, Kenya
‘Cherehani’ is a Swahili word for a sewing machine. Rockflower is partnering with Cherehani Africa to reduce poverty among women ages 20 to 30 and their families who live in rural parts of Siaya County, Kenya by training 150 women in tailoring. Upon completion of their training, women will also receive a sewing machine. This will increase their opportunity for economic growth and further improve self esteem and self worth through the inclusion of participation in local activities and the development of tailoring groups.
Cherehani Africa will monitor the beneficiaries after the completion of the project, through local offices and partners, providing support and encouraging forward development. The sewing machine beneficiaries are also required to repay the sewing machines in 12 installments of $10. Through the repayments Cherehani Africa is able to provide new sewing machines to new beneficiaries.
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