Gevina, Agape of Hope
Gevina heard on the local radio that Agape of Hope was looking for young people to enrol on their tailoring and design course. Gevina applied, was accepted and successfully completed the course after six months. She had saved up enough money to purchase a sewing machine and rent a small single room facing a side street in Kasese.
As with most young people who complete vocational training she believes in giving something back and over the past three years she has trained 10 young women in tailoring and design. She does charge a small fee but on completion of the training four of the young women have each purchased a sewing machine and set up their own business.
Gevina, now has a second sewing machine and sells the garments she produces to local customers and at the local market. She is able to pay the school fees for her three children and she is saving up to buy a small plot of land nearby as an investment for her family.