Operation Compassion Establishes Job Training for Women Overseas

By , June 8, 2007

Around the world, in every country, women seem to receive the brunt of economic disadvantage. Whether they are single parents, widows or senior adults, women face obstacles that challenge their ability to provide for the basic necessities of life. When children are involved, the difficulties are compounded.

In an effort to help alleviate some of these difficulties, Operation Compassion has joined forces with four other international charities in third world countries. Part of this effort is to provide houses for homeless mothers and help them to earn an income from their homes.

Since January 2007, Operation Compassion has shipped twenty-eight semis of fabric, threads, zippers and sowing machines. As these women are taught to operate these sowing machines, they are able to use this new skill to make clothes, crafts and other items that can be sold, providing them an income. Currently, there are 320 sewing machines, many of them industrial grade, that are being prepared for shipping.

As these women are trained in the art of sewing and design, they are also taught how to provide for their economic future. With the opportunity these women have been afforded, a new lease on life in third world countries is being realized for many.

Starting this endeavor, training women to be self-employed at home, is the fourth component of a deliberate strategy to help families living in extreme poverty. The previous efforts involved feeding more than 4.8 million meals for children, building homes for 10,000 impoverished families and re-training men in skilled trades.

Anyone interested in supporting financially, donating products or providing a corporate lead may contact:

Operation Compassion
David Lorency, President
Tim Burdashaw, Int’l. Operations Coordinator
Lisa Boen, Int’l. Logistics Coordinator

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax
www.operationcompassion.org

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