Project information

Tailoring for destitute women

To enhance the well-being of vulnerable women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by empowering them through skill training on tailoring for sustainable income that helps the poor women to overcome vulnerability by its providing of long term income.

February 2018 - January 2019

Charity information: Time To Help (UK)

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  • Need


    Ethiopian women suffer economic and sociocultural discrimination: destitute women in Ethiopia are the target group due to being marginalized which equals to having fewer opportunities for education, employment, and personal growth when compared to men. This causes financial and mental breakdown crises as access to skill training is also beyond the reach.


    An empowering of a marginalized group is done by enabling women to have ownership of assets and access to work. By providing skill training and material support to the targeted destitute women, this will keep them engaged in income generation activities. The rise in household income will then benefit its entire family for a long term impact.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide 240 women currently not working in Ethiopia with enough technical tailoring skills


    » After delivering tailoring training to the trainee, the association gives them certificate for qualifying their skill to help them search jobs

    What success will look like

    Regular tests, examinations, pre-audits, physical checkup, beneficiaries and comparison with the recommendations of professionals.

  • Impact


    During tailoring skill training, trainees will overcome many problems being financial, social and mental. by working. This allow them to ‘cure’ the marginalisation through the long life skill training. Therefore the project goal will be insured its durability...


    One of the risks will be the reaction of the people in the nearby community: rushing into the centre due to the vast majority interest. To tackle this, we will start enrolling people before the centre opens.


    We will have their emails and telephone numbers and regularly update them with what happens at the centre.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £32,224

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 sewing machine Machine are going to use at The Centre
      £1,444 Training materials, day awarne Creation workshop for 20 persons /trainee ın month , (scissors ,markers, chocks...)
      £7,800 Input for training 1368m clothes that used for training )
      £6,460 Persons Trainer, Purchaser, Guard, Cleaner
      £4,560 Persons Project Manager
      £2,980 Monitoring Travel, Stationary, Monitoring, Reporting
      £1,920 Rent Training Centre
      £3,060 Administration Administration and Advertisement
  • Background


    We want to help tackle the bad means woman are facing in Ethiopia, either being their important roles not being recognised, equal opportunities etc. One of the most powerful ways to overcome this is by clearing socio-economic factors by providing destitute woman with career paths.


    Our target group is widows and destitute women who have no means for their family. With this course, not only would the women gain long-term financial support but the family too. Looking rather further ahead, this could lead into a family business as well.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    As a charity we have experience working nationally and internationally. We also carried out our 'Animal and Water' project in Ethiopia in April, 2017 with help of BigGive too and finished it with great success. We are partners with 'Rainbow Charity' in Ethiopia and have many volunteers who are supportive of our projects in Ethiopia as previously we completed many other projects too constructing water wells, distribution of goods at orphanages etc.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Erol Tosun

    Director of Time To Help UK

    Tsegaye KENE

    General Manager at Rainbow Charity in Ethiopia (our partnership organisation)