We’ve bought land! Cambodia is an emerging market. Due to the pandemic, the economy has slowed down but is predicted to pick up through tourism and the garment industry. Therefore we decided to purchase our own property, in order to be able to accommodate future growth and bring opportunity and work to the poor and help them escape the clutches of poverty.
Goals and Objectives
The goals and objectives of this facility are as follows:
- To build a sewing center that may have as many as 50 employees who sew clothing and other projects.
- To teach vocational skills such as sewing to local illiterate village people who pick garbage, do unskilled physical labourer to survive.
- To educate on health, finances, as well as teach about morals and values and spiritual discipleship using the Bible through daily devotions.
The past year we have made 30,000 facemasks, 6000 drawstring bags and thousands of t-shirts and t-dresses, slowly breaking the chains of poverty and providing dignified work for the poor. Furthermore, we are extremely grateful for those who have contributed to the cause of helping the marginalized, allowing us to use some of the donations towards the purchase of land.
Our estimated budget is as outlined below:
Gratefully, land prices are reasonable right now, but we are short funds as our budget above indicates.
What can you do?
We’d love for you to join us in the fight against injustice. A donation toward land costs and the new building would be amazing. Please make the donation out to “WORK OF YOUR HAND” and designate it for Clothed in Dignity. All donations for $20 CDN or more will receive a charitable donation receipt. Transparency is one of our key values and so financial statements are available upon request for all. Cambodian workers are the only financial recipients and all profit and remuneration go to them.
Also check out the products made by our ladies. It encourages them when something they have made is appreciated and helps raise a sense of dignity and self-worth that they are able. We are currently taking bulk t-shirt orders and are open to new products. We’d love to hear from you about items you may want sewn.
Work of Your Hand joined forces with Sat and Sherry Lali in early 2019 to start a center in Cambodia called “Clothed in Dignity”. We have trained women to sew, and are providing them with products to make. These same women were previously picking garbage from the dump along with other hard labor, but are now on their way to building a better future for their families.
We believe that it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure that our prosperity is not gained from another’s suffering. If all people, business owners and customers, do their small part, we will bring balance into an unjust world.