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Sewing Machine

Around % 70 of the Syrian refugee families are living significantly below the poverty threshold. Most of them are struggling to meet the high cost of living in Lebanon and to afford food or rental expenses; all of these causes have exposed them to greater risk of exploitation especially among the widows who have lost their breadwinners. The dominance of the females’ category among the Syrian refugees has imposed many burdens and serious problems including abuse, violence and sexual exploitation.
Women play an important role in developing the local community as well as raising up new active generations. Since women in general and Syrian refugee women in particular are neglected in the society, it is essential to empower them on the financial and social levels. This empowerment will allow them to support themselves as well as their families, and it will help them to increase their chance of having a good future without being in need for others.
As a result of this, providing these women, who have lost their breadwinners, with sewing machines after their completion of the training course will enable them to depend on themselves, and they will be creative and successful mothers in the society. It is noteworthy that this way is an effective way which will prevent these women against any kind of exploitation and abuse.
After the completion of each training course, 4 Syrian refugee women will be directed towards the labour market in order to work and support their families; whereas, the other 21 Syrian refugee women will be supported with sewing machines that can enable them to work at their homes on an ongoing basis. Each sewing machine costs £500 per woman, so that the total cost of the project is estimated by £10,500 /training course.
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