Three strangers who became friends and now partners in serving women and youth in Kibera. Here’s the story of Masungula Krafts Foundation…
Janet started a business selling crafts in local markets, she worked with different tailors to make the products and had a dream to empower women and youth from Kibera with art and design skills. Monica set up a tailoring school in Langata, an area that borders Kibera. She has a heart to share her skills and was looking for students to teach. Turning Point’s vision is to see not just children, but the whole family, achieving their potential. We were searching for more opportunities to empower the parents of the children we serve.
Somehow, we all found each other (perhaps God had a hand in that). We realised we shared a vision and different skills to contribute to make that vision a reality. This week the Masungula Krafts Foundation launched its first tailoring and business course for women and youth in Kibera.
The Foundation has put together a course that will equip the students with basic tailoring skills as well as business skills that they can use to start some income-generating work. Monica will be teaching the students in her well-equipped work shop. We’re excited that some Turning Point parents have been accepted onto the course alongside other women and youth referred by different organisations in Kibera.
It’s been exciting to be a part of getting this idea off the ground and it was wonderful to gather together on Monday this week along with Monica’s Pastor to dedicate the programme to God and pray that He would impact the lives of every student who takes part.
We look forward to see how the programme develops and impacts lives.
If you would like to support this initiative Masungula Krafts Foundation are fundraising online through mchanga:
Pictured at the top: Monica (far left) and Janet (far right) with some of the new students and Charity (second left) who will be helping to teach the course.