It’s been an incredible month for WOMA. 21 of our trainees that we support, graduated in the past month to become fully accredited fashion entrepreneurs. Not only did the women learn the craft of tailoring and design, but they’ve also received a solid grounding in business skills and financial management enabling them to take the first steps towards establishing themselves as small start-ups.
Stella and Agnes are just two of the success stories WOMA is so proud of.
Congratulations to our WOMA graduates on having become fully accredited fashion entrepreneurs.
Among them Stella and Agnes.
Agnes – plans to specialise in making men’s trousers and also bridal design. The course not only taught her practical tailoring skills but also the importance of measurement and design. She’s considering setting up a workshop with other women from her training course and establishing themselves in business.
Stella – The course has exceeded her expectations. She’s already getting contracts to make shirts, shorts and uniforms. Instead of opening a business her dream is to establish a tailoring school and teach other young women fashion skills. As a family their lifestyle has also been transformed because she is now able to earn a living.
Graduation day was a moment of great emotion and pride with many of the women bringing family members and youngsters who they can now fund to go to school. It’s a reminder that by supporting women headed households, WOMA is able to demonstrate impact across the generations, supporting urban and rural communities across Africa. We think you’ll agree that these pictures say it all :-