From the very beginning of Maison Chance, sewing has been taught to our beneficiaries with disabilities and it has kept growing to become our most important workshop. The Shelter was built in the area where the main occupation of its habitants is sewing. Most of the people living around take orders from sewing factories. They produce items at home for factories. This work has contributed significantly to the local development. In addition, sewing is an appropriate work for people being in wheelchairs. Although their legs are paralyzed, their hands are still strong. The only thing we needed to do is to adjust the sewing machines so that our beneficaries can use their elbow to control the on/off switch.
With years of experience, they are able to make sophisticated products such as animal-shaped keychains, stuffed animals, bags, and even clothes… Many of them have become skillful tailors and have been able to live on their own. However, as time fly by, our machines have downgraded gradually. The equipment of the sewing workshop is also not identical. We have tried to buy the machines from time to time or asked for donation. The result is that they come
are from various brands and suppliers with different quality. The upgrade of the sewing workshop becomes more and more urgent when we create the social enterprise to boost our sales and cooperation with other factories.
On May 25th, Saitex International, a manufacturing operation specialized in premium denim and over-dyed products in Dong Nai, visited Maison Chance at Village Chance and the Take Wing Center. About 20 employees of Saitex brought happiness to our children at the primary school by giving them a lot of cakes, candies and milk bottles, as well as to our beneficiaries at the sewing workshop by giving them new machines, a lot of fabric and other sewing equipment. All the machines which are cutting-edge and brand-new promise to help us upgrade our sewing workshop. We also received machines that we have not had before and that will allow us to vary our products.
Now all the members of the sewing workshop are very happy with the new equipment they just got from Saitex. They are learning to use the machines. It takes a bit of time to adapt to new things, but they all feel encouraged and optimistic about the future of the sewing workshop, as well as about the development of their own careers.
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