$25 a month will change the trajectory of Neema’s life
Want to be a spotter for one of our students? Set up a monthly $25 donation through UMCOR (button below, which offers an automatic monthly donation option as well as a one-time donation option) or PayPal/Venmo if you’d like to make the $300 donation all at once.
In addition to making your donation, please email our chair of the board, Dawn McMullan, to be connected to one of our students: firstname.lastname@example.org. We know there’s a more techy way to do this, but email Dawn while we figure that out. 🙂
Mwamini’s 6-month education costs $252
Pictured in the middle below is Mwamini. She was our top graduate. She shared her story at the ceremony so we wanted to share it with you — the people who made it possible.
Mwamini was raped and impregnated when she was 16 years old. She was suddenly the young mom of twins. As is the culture in the villages of DRC, her family and community rejected her after the rape. It is considered shameful for women to have sex before marriage, even if it is against their will.
One day she discovered the Congo Restoration Sewing School. As she learned to sew during our six-month program, she found customers. She started getting paid to make dresses for local women. She became not only accepted within her community but important — because she had a career. The man who had raped her then wanted to marry her, but she told him no.
“Now she is the happiest woman,” said Gorethy Nabushosi, Congo Restoration founder.
Want to support one of our 40 sewing school students? Set up a monthly $42 monthly donation through UMCOR (button below, which offers an automatic monthly donation option as well as a one-time donation option) or PayPal/Venmo if you’d like to make the $252 donation all at once.