Simon Jersey give our girls at HOVIC something to dig their needles into

Posted on
14th May 2015
by Martina Gant

girls HOVIC impact sewing

When Steve Sharp visited HOVIC on our Making Tracks cycle ride, he found the young women there learning to sew using paper.

Many of these young teenagers have been forced to leave home for the streets, or resort to prostitution to feed themselves. Some, little older than children themselves, now have babies of their own. But since KOP funded a collection of sewing machines for the shelter, they have been learning tailoring skills to support themselves.

Steve saw the young women sewing their paper and decided to send them some fabric and equipment from the team at Simon Jersey! The girls were overjoyed at this and have been making some gorgeous clothes for other children at the shelter. Marti, KOP’s international programme manager, went to see them recently and has returned with these photographs to share with all the amazing supporters who made this possible. Thank you everyone, Simon Jersey and the Making Tracks cyclists in particular, for helping these young women get back on their feet.

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