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Morocco: 14 young women at SOS Villages d’Enfants were each given a sewing machine!

On Friday 14 November 2014 in the suburbs of Casablanca in Morocco, SOS Villages d’Enfants organised a ceremony at the Sidi Bernoussi centre. This ceremony was organised to give 14 sewing machines to mothers in difficulty, who had completed their dressmaking training carried out thanks to Solidarity Accor’s support.

These 14 Moroccan women were the focus of this celebration! They had taken the opportunity to take a nine-month training course on dressmaking techniques in order to gain skills and one day become independent! Solidarity Accor wanted to offer them these sewing machines to reward these women for their willingness and success. This will enable them to independently launch an income-generating activity from home and take charge of their families.

This was a privileged moment to celebrate a real turning point in the life of these 14 talented dressmakers. Saida testified the importance of this sewing machine for her future. This young woman suffers from a leg disability and has been refused many factory jobs, but as a result of this sewing machine she will be able to work on a self-employed basis, achieving “her dream”, and securing the future of “her darling son Younes”.