Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Sewing Seeds has been transforming lives and communities on 4 continents for over 15 years. This year the Ebola crisis hit Sierra Leone hard and the women in the Sewing Seeds micro-credit program were deeply affected. Not only did they lose neighbors and loved ones, they also lost income as many of their customers were impacted during the outbreaks. The country that was experiencing a much needed, upswing in its economy, was again devastated by a national crisis. Sewing Seeds was there to encourage and support their students.
Ukraine has also experienced devastation this year. It has been a difficult time for those living in the East and South regions. Terrorists occupy part of the territory, and Mariupol is among the cities in this
area. 25 children, refugees from Mariupol, have been relocated and are now living in the Elli-Rose’s Place orphanage wing, a facility that Sewing Seeds partners with.
Sewing Seeds empowers through sewing training programs and has been actively working with people in Peru and Mexico. Both countries are at the top of tourism, but one must simply scratch the surface to see the widespread poverty and abuse. Many families live under the poverty level.
Puerto Vallarta was the 2015 project, and boasts a sewing centre, brimming with eager students. While taking lessons, students are also sewing for local designers, who service the tourist trade. Over 300 unemployed, are waiting their turn to take sewing lessons. A factory will be constructed beside the sewing school in the near future to offer employment to 80+ students. A truly ‘self sustaining’ venture.
Sewing Seeds Canada is having their 2nd annual Gala Event on Oct 31st where they will be sharing real life stories of the empowered people in their programs overseas. Together with a
full service meal, comedian MC, and student-sewn items for purchase, it promises to be a fun filled evening!
Furthermore, Sewing Seeds is thrilled to announce its plan to start a Calgary Sewing Center, not only to support efforts in foreign countries, but right here at home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Get your tickets here to be a part of this magical evening, where they hope you will be inspired to invest in the lives of people at home and abroad. For more information go to www.sewingseedscanada.com or check out their facebook page www.facebook/SewingSeedsInternational