Sewing may be considered a hobby by some, but for impoverished families in the countries we serve, sewing machines can represent life and provision. While most people in the United States buy ready-made clothes, many people in developing countries attain clothing for their families by either making it themselves or working with a tailor.1 Those clothes occasionally need repairing, adding to the demand for skilled stitchwork.
As a result, sewing machines offer widows and others struggling in poverty an avenue for sustainable income, which will help families get out of debt and pay for meals and other daily expenses. These machines can also enable parents to send their children to school, impacting their futures and providing hope for a better life, breaking a cycle of generational poverty.
Please join us this month in praying for sewing machines and those with related needs.
1 Bourdon, Julie. “Sewing machines: an opportunity to pay it forward.” Mission Network News. October 19, 2017. . https://www.mnnonline.org/news/sewing-machines-opportunity-pay-forward