Development project

Changing lives one stitch at a time

 
A new student in the Threads of Hope Program learns to use a sewing machine for the first time. This 18 month program started with the goal of providing vocational skills and training in business practices to young men and women at an orphanage in Haiti. It has since expanded into Uganda. Bags and aprons are available for purchase, providing a means of income for the students and also a small micro loan upon graduation.   Croix des Bouquets, Haiti

A new student in the Threads of Hope Program learns to use a sewing machine for the first time. This 18 month program started with the goal of providing vocational skills and training in business practices to young men and women at an orphanage in Haiti. It has since expanded into Uganda. Bags and aprons are available for purchase, providing a means of income for the students and also a small micro loan upon graduation. Croix des Bouquets, Haiti

 
We want to see these young people growing in confidence and thriving!
— Cammie Miller, Founder and Director

Threads of Hope is an initiative that strives to stop the cycle of poverty that runs rampant in many developing countries.  Through skill development and training in business practices, Threads of Hope is changing the way young men and women see their future.  

HISTORY:

This grassroots program began out of the desire to give a small group of young men and women in Haiti an opportunity to better themselves.  These young adults had a lot of free time on their hands and very few attended school.  This pattern of behavior would only continue the cycle of poverty that has plagued generation after generation in this area.

Threads of Hope was born out of the desire to bring change that would break this cycle.  A seamstress was hired to teach sewing, developing a skill that can lead to future income.  Students in the 18 month program began sewing simple purses that were sold to people on mission trips and at local events in the States.  As skills improved they started on more challenging items, now sewing all of the school uniforms for the children at Good Rest Home.

FUTURE:

Threads of Hope desires for program graduates to have skills that can lead to a sustainable income.  Recent graduates have opened small businesses in the community, fostering a sense of hope and accomplishment.  Due to the success of the program in Haiti, Threads of Hope has been expanded to Africa.  We’re excited to have added purses and aprons, made in Uganda, to our product line.  These young people in Haiti and Uganda have been given the hope for a much brighter future.

VISIT THREADS OF HOPE ON ETSY AND MAKE A PURCHASE!

100% of the proceeds from all purse and apron sales go back into the program to support economic development in Haiti and Uganda.