Here in Canada this sewing machine would be something my friends and I would swoon over, something we would celebrate as 'retro' and wish we had to show off in our living rooms.
For Carolyne, this sewing machine is a chance.
For the past six years Carolyne has attended St. Angela's trade school where young people who are deaf are given training in trades that are relevant to them. ReACT was able to partner with Carolyne and her mother and help with the school fees for these past six years. At St. Angela's Carolyne studied dress-making and when she recently graduated, ReACT provided her with a sewing machine and material so that she can start her own business.
We look forward to seeing Carolyne when we visit soon and to sending you stories of her adventures in sewing!