On top of training the poor in simple business principles, we provide support in a number of ways:
We provide startup loans to help them launch their businesses. We are currently assisting groups and individuals in developing several new business endeavours.
Seven Wells trains woman in sewing and tailoring skills. The schools have graduated close to 300 woman since their start in 2005. Many of the graduates are now self-sufficient and can afford the basic necessities of life.
Since the program started in 2005, we have given out more than 2,000 animals to woman, many of whom are widows. They breed these animals and sell the offspring for a profit, using the animal waste as fertilizer in their own gardens. This program is very useful for woman who can’t read or write and therefore find doing business or attending our sewing schools a bit challenging.
We also run a media training school to train young people in video production skills.