It’s no surprise that masks are in high demand in Nakivale refugee settlement. Just like where you live, masks are encouraged and an important part of keeping yourself and others safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Probably also similar to where you live, masks are more difficult to come by, this is where Changemakers comes in!
We quickly found a women’s tailoring group who had more students then machines to teach on. “I only have two tailoring machines and yet I have 6 people to train so they have been coming in shifts and it does not give me time to rest because I have work the whole day to fulfill my shifts and ensure that my students get services,” says the trainer at Kiretwa center.
Quickly, we procured 4 new sewing machines for the group to expand their operation! These machines will train more people and also help increase income from the masks that they make. “I would like to thank ALIGHT for bringing these machines in our village because they are going to help our women generate income for our families.”