This is a group of 5 people. They are currently designing and making all types of dresses, suits, traditional dresses, overalls, tracksuits, curtains and other clothing. Their work is always of a very high quality. They sell their finished garments and furnishings at reasonable prices. This micro-business is gradually establishing itself. Their local market only allows for small growth, reaching a monthly turnover of Rand 2000.00 (£150 to 180, depending on exchange rate).
As a group they work with HIV/AIDS sufferers, orphans and child headed families. They teach them the skills required to sew and make garments. Their aim is to keep them active, busy and encouraged, helping them to provide for a better future. This also generates some of the finance needed to cover basic living expenses. They do this work in the villages that are surrounding Dutywa in the Eastern Cape.
Currently the sewing project borrows sewing machines from other community schemes, but is hopeful that sponsorship through Reach South Africa will allow them to purchase their own machines.