So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth. – Job 5:16
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11
A class of 43 young women are set to graduate this October from one of ServeNow’s six-month tailoring classes in Nepal! This program is designed to prevent women from being lured by traffickers, as well as provide an alternative to those who feel prostitution is the only means of survival. Two words: “hope and confidence” can best describe the difference this training is making in the lives of these women as evidenced by the three testimonies below.
Puja shared, “I was very discouraged and depressed but with the support and prayers of the ServeNow Nepal team I was able to complete the six-month tailoring school and receive a gift of a sewing machine at graduation. Now I can survive by sewing clothes for my community and I feel happy and content with my life.”
One of the graduates of the Lighthouse, Laxmi said, “It was a great moment in my life to go through the six-month job skill training. Now I am running a tailoring shop where I also do cosmetics and earn more than 18,000 rupees per month! I am grateful to ServeNow Nepal for saving my life when I was in distress! Through this income I am able to cover all of my expenses. Thank you for caring for us even after graduation!”
Nirmaya said: “I had a great desire to learn tailoring skills but never got the opportunity. When I heard that ServeNow Nepal was going to run a tailoring school in my remote area I was overjoyed and quickly filled out the forms. I waited patiently for two weeks for the opening ceremony of the Tailoring School. Thank you for saving my life and giving me an opportunity to have a better future!” ServeNow Nepal is providing hope for vulnerable young women like myself and helping us to become independent.
In October 2018, when the current class of 43 women graduate, we will provide each with their own sewing machine to start a micro-business and begin generating an income. In addition, a team will be traveling to Nepal in October to initiate the next class if funding is complete. Please join us in prayer for this enterprise, for the funding needed and for the precious women being trained!
***If you would like to provide a sewing machine to a tailoring graduate or sponsor a woman at risk for six months training, please click here: Provide Hope to Women at Risk.