Last month, our chairperson was in Lebanon visiting the work we do on the ground. As part of this visit, she took part in some of the sewing courses as part of our empowerment program. She noticed that some of the machines were worn due to their overuse. The women had made good use of the machines in the last couple of years through making dresses, bags and other garments which were then sold on the market. With the sewing machines on their last legs, we decided to launch a campaign to raise the funds to replace these machines: ‘Thread of Hope’.