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How do I support myself?
That is one of the first questions a woman who wants to leave a life in exploitation asks herself. The reason Threads of Hope exists is to be a real alternative to the women that long for a better life by offering a job with a fair salary that is possible to live on.
Our program starts in the training workshop where the trainee not only learn to sew but also learn other life skills. Once she has learnt the necessary skills the trainee will be hired on a rolling scale as her skills and confidence grow. When fully trained she can apply for full time employment.
Become a sponsor?
There are several ways in which you can be part of women’s stories of freedom. Through the sponsorship program you will be able to support a woman during the transition from training into employment. Whether you want to sponsor together as a group or as an individual it is easy to contribute.
A new trainee starting her employment will naturally not be able to cover the cost of the employment through the work she completes. A small item that may take a long-term employee a short time to make will take the trainee a lot longer. We want to continue to be a safe and supportive environment for the women, but find it a challenge to cover the wage through sales alone. We don’t want to turn a person away and therefore we are looking for sponsors of this program and the people in it.
Sponsorship means that a woman can be employed to start receiving a wage while taking the necessary time to learn all the products we sell and make them to the high standard we require. It means employment does not depend on being fully trained, but on her commitment, to make a life-changing decision for herself.
When you sponsor a woman, not only is she gaining employment, she also has access to health care, counselling, and education. By partnering with us, you help women trapped in exploitation find freedom and independence.
AS A GROUP
€450 ($530) a month for freedom.
If you are part of a group, a church or you own a shop or a company you could be paying the wages of an employee without any of the paperwork. US donations are tax-deductible through our partners at EME ministries here.
AS AN INDIVIDUAL
450 € ($530) may seem much to commit to every month for a full year, but that shouldn’t stop you from joining our Sponsor Freedom project! Every penny counts!
Let us give you some examples:
25 € ($30) /month - covers salary of one day per month
30 € ($35 )/month – covers transportation for the whole month
50 € ($55) /month – covers the salary for two days per month + all the fabrics and materials she needs for the training.
We would like you to commit to sponsorship for 12 months.
Sponsorship is an opportunity to personally connect with a woman free from exploitation.
You will be part of the beginning of her journey and walking alongside her as she works towards a lasting solution to exploitation.