Our embroiderers have all been trained since 2012. The first class of 11 students completed their training in November 2012, whilst the most recent class finished training in November 2014.
Having a reliable income like embroidery allows women to provide employment to other members of the community – giving them more time to spend on their designs. Typically this employment is laundry, herding cattle and farming cassava.
The embroiderers informally train members of their families and friends to meet the demand for both Stitch goods and livelihoods. Numbers vary from day to day as people take up embroidery to fit around their daily lives.
Our embroiderers help to support over 350 people in the village of Sainte Luce, and pay the education costs for 50 children!