What a wonderful blessing to
be able to enable this woman of God to purchase her own sewing
maching. She will now be able to extend the Woman's Empowerment
Program by teaching other women in her home/office.
She is a Pastor and she has been trained in
KIMI at the Mbeya KIMI leadership training that took place
in February 2011 and is committed to helping us get the KIMI
program into the local schools. Praise God. This
is truly a combination of various ministries representing
Woman's lives have been turned
Suma (which means prayer) can now support
her son and family instead of a life on the streets she is
now a respectable home maker and supporter of her family.
Bringing dignity and respect to her family.
She has also been trained
in KIMI and is committed to helping us get the KIMI program
into the local schools. Praise God.
now a well known singer in Mbeya, Tanzania, last week she
launched her new album .
This was her testimony that she gave in the
launch of the new album referring to Bishop David and his
wife Pastor Stella.
"'YOU ARE MY PARENTS
YOU TOOK ME AND TRAINED WHEN NO ONE CARED ABOUT ME.I REALLY
THANK YOU SO MUCH AND ALL THOSE WHO WERE INVOLVE IN THE PROCESS.
I GOT THE MEANING OF LIFE THROUGH THAT TRAINING, PLEASE KEEP
THE PROGRAM GOING"
The 2010 Women's
Empowerment class with Jenny Tryhane the founder of UCT, the
sponsors of this program.
Click on the picture to enlarge.
Sewing School 2010
Monika Jackson, seen here with Pastor Lottie,
failed to continue with her education however she has started
the school here in the UCT Tanzania Women's Empowerment Program
and she has already got a job offer in Dar es Salaam - so
she is so glad.
Praise God may He open the window of Heaven
and bless Monika.
to read more testimonies from this years students.
Now this graduate is able to
sell her clothes in this shop in her local village.
Now she says 'I can aford to drink tea!'
Seen below some of the women of that 2009 class
with Stellah kneeling. Behind them is the room used for the Women's
Empowerment class. Middle the same women taken in front of the church
building and standing alone on the right is Stelah.
Seen here Pastor Lottie handing
out a gift to one of the graduates during the graduation day.
Click on the pictures to enlarge.
Seen here a brand new sewing
machine which is used at school to train the women as well
as in the Advance class where special African outfits are
designed and made. There are very few such machines in our
area so we are very glad to have one and grateful to all the
people who support UCT.
The women are so happy with their sewing machine, it
is the best one in the area. Pictured here in the center taken in
the church with their teacher Stelah kneeling down.
From left Tumaini Mwakagi followed
by Stellah (teacher) in the middle and Mama Ibu on the right
watching their friends performing during the graduation. Tumaini
is one of the people who helps us a lot in many ways including
counseling the women and assisting in any disciplinarian procedure
||Seen here the class of 2007 with
their teacher standing with her head covered.
|We are grateful to the people and
churches in Barbados that have enabled UCT to supply these machines
and fund this class - to God be the glory.
| "The major challenge with
the child sponsorship programme is that although it covers school
fees it does not extend to helping with the feeding and clothing
of the child. Thus many families are unable to send their children
If the sponsorship can first deal from within the home then
many children will be able to be educated.
||Many of the local children live
with either their helpless sisters, aunt, granny etc so if we
can empowering these women who are taking care of them then
we can achieve our goal. We have found that a widow woman who
remains at home to care for the children, she is helpless and
the children are hopeless. We must first address the home situation
and then the education of her children.
If the UCT can first deal with
the empowerment of these women who are taking care of them
then this will bring a lot of change and development. In this
case the sponsored child will study without thinking where
will his/her next food going to come, in other words you have
created a very good environment for this child to study".
Pastor Lotie Akondow
God be the glory.
Stella you have every reason to smile because
God is smiling down on us.
UCT thanks all who sewed into this ministry
enabling it to be established. 1 year scholarship
costs US $30 per month
Seen below Stella and Mirriam in the factory
with the UCT sewing machines - Praise God.
Sewing Machine $85
Sewing Basket $5
Sewing Notions $10
Thread & Bobbins $5
Measuring Tape $1
Needles - 12ct Package $10
Straight Pins 1 Pack $2.50
Safety Pins 1 Pack $2.50
Fabric per Yard $3
Teacher US $10 per month =US $120 per annum
United Caribbean Trust - Tanzania Sewing Students
name is Sella Yona.
I am so glad that I am one of the women who is privileged to be
here in the sewing project where we are learning how to make outfit
free of charge, now I feel like God has a purpose for even the poor
people like me, I can now see that I am on the way towards helping
take care of my old mother and paying the school fees for my young
brothers and sisters. I count it as a favor which has come in due
season from the Lord. Soon after I have known how to make the outfit
for men and women I hope I will be able to make money to support
my family. < Read
My name is Sala Mlelwa, I am so glad that I
have been accepted in your UCT branch here in Tanzania as one of the
women who is being trained how to make out fits. I feel like this
is my only hope I thought that they could refuse me because I don’t
know how to read and write but I have been accepted I truly see this
as the hand of God in my life. I am also so interested with the way
we are doing the training since early in the morning before we start
the work we are having a short teaching and devotion this has really
taught me that there is God who loves me. What I can tell you is I
could not think that one day that I would really know how to make
outfit for free since in many places it is very expensive but here
we are being trained for free. On top of this when complete a work
we are given a little money. I feel like it is something which will
truly put my life in the position which I will be able to take care
of my children especially now with my beloved child Fredy.
< Click to learn more
about this child and how you can help>
The Tanzania team plan to market the products through
the schools in Tanzania and Liberty PVT school has already agreed
to purchase school uniforms from the UCT -Tanzania Sewing Project
In the Caribbean UCT plans to promote the project
through the schools in our region where children will be able to
select styles and order outfits. These will be imported from Africa
and sold at our 'Africa Appeal' outlets in Barbados.
Senator Lynette Eastmond, Barbados' Minister of
Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Business Development, speaking on
September 2006 at a business seminar at United Nations (UN) House,
in association with the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation
(BIDC), is of the view that the "synergies to be derived
from Barbados' reconnection with Africa, have great potential for
culture, the economy, trade and investment".
Senator Eastmond commented that as part of the foreign
policy, "Barbados has set for itself a goal of reconnecting
with the African continent". She shared several ways in
which the current has achieved this goal.<
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