Clover Mama Afrika
A Sewing Challenge that provided amazing results
The project was launched in 2004 as a national social upliftment project by Clover SA to assist underprivileged communities by empowering and enabling themselves and those around them.
The projects main involvement is with women who look after abused, abandoned, orphaned and HIV/Aids children as well as the elderly.
Bernina RSA is the sewing partner since 2004 and conducts approximately 8 different sewing courses per year for the Mamas and their caretakers.
The most recent course was the 2 weeks beginners course that finished on January 25, 2013.
When this group of 9 people (Mama’s and caretakers) attended the two week long beginners sewing course in January 2013, most of them knew very little about sewing and sewing machines, but they did surprisingly well for a beginners group.
By the end of the second week they have managed to complete an amazing 3-piece outfit to fit themselves. Quite a tall order for people who had never sewn in their entire life!
They were sent home with an extra pack of fabric and notions and had to go and sew another outfit (same outfit) as homework which they must bring to the overlock course which is scheduled for end of February 2013.