In 2013, LifeStitch was launched to provide a market for handmade items produced by SLI-trained women and employ the graduates of the Women’s Vocational Training Center. Over 20 women are now employed here and are bringing home a salary to support their families. Not only are women being employed, empowered, and encouraged, the LifeStitch products that are sold in the U.S. help to cover tuition for children in our sponsored rural village schools.
Women’s Vocational Training Center
Through a year-long program, women are trained in the basics of sewing, knitting, embroidery, English and Urdu literacy skills, and business ethics. Upon graduation, each woman receives her own sewing machine so she can start her own business, or begin to meet the needs of her family. More than 800 women have graduated from this program, and many have gone on to create small businesses or have even begun teaching others their new skills as well.