Assembling tailoring (sewing) machines for the project.
Mary & Nagamani praying with the instructor (left) before tailoring class begins. Late 2020.
Teaching Mary & Latha (right) how to cut patterns for the dresses. All 3 students in this particular class are single mothers with 2 children each.
Bujji is the instructor on the left. She has 2 classes, 3 students each. Here she is teaching (left to right) Jyothi, Ruth and Phavani. Jyothi is a single mother with 1 girl. Ruth is a single, uneducated girl from a tribal village. Phavani is married with 1 child.
Bhargavi is a lone student in the city of Ponnur. Her mother is part of our widows & elderly ministry, now (Feb '21) having cancer, so Bhargavi quit her school teaching job.
Phavani is cutting out a pattern for a dress. Her husband is one of 2 auto rickshaw drivers, bringing the students from their homes to the classes.