EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH VOCATIONAL TRAINING
As God burdened our hearts for widows in Kenya, He has led us to the conclusion that the best way we can help those in need is to provide a permanent solution for meeting their needs. James127 Foundation is an organization that brings God's hope to widows and orphans by providing free sewing training to vulnerable women in Kenya.
THE SEWING PROGRAM
It began when Anna met Judith. A widow from the Nairobi slums, Judith was responsible for nine children and lived on $1.00 a day. Already possessing sewing skills, Judith was hired to work alongside Anna sewing designs. After witnessing the difference the skill of sewing and employment made in Judith's life, Anna was inspired to give many women this chance for hope. In January 2012, James127 Foundation's first Sewing Training Program was established.
The Sewing Program is an eighteen month training that teaches advanced sewing lessons. The program's goal is to give the women skills in order to gain a job to provide for their families. During the course of training, the women will take three skills tests at sixth month intervals. With the passing of all three tests, the women graduate our sewing program as certified Kenyan tailors. Upon graduation, the women have a job opportunity to work with Judith & James or can choose to work for another business. Judith is pictured above. She is the inspiration behind our training program.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."