This is a donation towards funding a woman’s sewing co op.
We are starting a woman’s sewing co-op ‘Amira’ to help single mothers, widows and women from poor families to provide an income and better their own lives.
Many women in Morocco don’t know how to read or write and if they wanted to work in any profession they will get paid upto 65% less than a man. Most women will be reduced to working in cleaning or gardening working 9 to 12 hours a day for about 200 Moroccan Dirham a week (about £20)
This campaign is to raise the funds to start the Co-Op
We need to pay for:
*1 Year rent for a garage with electricity: £2500
(paying a year rent means we pay less and don’t pay a deposit)
*5 X Sewing machines £1500
1X Serger £400
*Fabric X 10 Rolls £860
(buying 10 rolls means we will get 10 Moroccan Dirham discount per meter)
Any excess money will go to sewing supplies such as pins, scissors, chairs and sewing tables etc.
The women working in the co-op will be making women’s and young girls hijabs, jilbabs, jalaba, abaya etc these items will then be sold to shops and the profits will go to the women who made them at the average wage regardless of the fact that she is a woman.
We will also have an option for people to purchase items of clothing for poor families. This way the women in Amira can sew the items and the poor families will receive them. This pays wages to one woman and clothing to another.
>>>>We Have 2 Goals For Amira<<<<<
One goal is to provide work to women who are in desperate need, women who cant sew will be taught to cut fabric or do other things until they can learn to sew.
The other is to be able to make enough money to open Al-Sabeel, this will be a FREE private tutoring program where women will learn to read and write.
We hope inshaAllah in time to be able to send items internationally to increase the wages of the women working but that will come in time.
This process is a way we can provide jobs for women who would otherwise be begging on the streets.
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask me
Jazak Allah khair
If you wish to make a larger donation you can purchase this “item” multiple times or contact me.
This is not a physical item for purchase but a donation.
The cost of living in Morocco is more expensive then Europe, there is no benefit system, medicine and Dr visits are paid out of pocket and the amount of jobs are very limited leaving alot of people to beg or sell things like tissues at traffic lights.
Life Costs in Morocco According to Local Moroccans I asked on my Facebook.
The average wage in Morocco is about 2500 to 4000 dirham a month ( £200-400)( city and village varies but villages are much less)
Rent of a 2 bedroom flat in a city is 1300 Dirham pm (£ 130)
Water and electricity 80 to 120 Dirham pm
If someone becomes sick a Dr visit for a GP is 50 to 100 Dirham plus the expense of medicine will need to be added. (£10 Dr visit)
Food for the month based upon 2 adults and 1 child is between 300 to 600 dirham (£50)
All the above are averages, for a larger family prices would be higher.
Most Moroccans reside at home until married so their home would consist of more than 2 adults and 1 child.