Today is the She Is Priceless Global Giving Day hosted by Mercy House Global. We’re hoping to raise $7,500 so that we can rebuild our Chikondi Community Center in Muchochoma Village that was recently destroyed by a crazy storm. This facility will host dozens and dozens of women for their skills-training program, teaching them everything they need to know to become seamstresses and entrepreneurs in their rural communities. Basically, it’s a life-changing opportunity. And the building is where it all starts.Read More
Now’s our chance to be the encouragers. Would you be willing to pass along words that have helped you in your struggles in the past (or present)? Would you be willing to write a letter to a Zambian woman to let her know that she is seen, known, and loved?Read More
Today is our 8th birthday! This time each year brings about a period of reflection, of where we’ve been, what we’ve gone through, what we’ve accomplished.
But this year when I think back over the years I’m not thinking about the “where” or the “what” but rather the “who.”
We're excited to pull that gown out of the back of the closet, dust it off, and get swanky for a night.
But more than that, we're excited to welcome our Zambia Director to the US for the VERY FIRST TIME in her life!! Elina, one of our very first students turned #girlboss extraordinaire, was approved for a Visitor Visa from the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, and will get to see what America is all about.Read More
Our landlord thought he could take advantage of our women. We said no way. We packed our bags and moved out of there into a new Kaunda Square facility. We need YOUR help to fund this unexpected change. Just 10 of you to give $10/month will give our ladies safety, running water, electricity, and the message that injustice will not prevail.Read More
We are just $3,036 away from our goal!
$3,036 away from giving 15 vulnerable women the opportunity to change their lives and lift themselves out of poverty through sewing and business training. Join us today...Read More
Jessy is one entrepreneurial woman.
A mother of 5 and grandmother of 6 children, she joined our program in 2012 with the very first group to complete our skills-training program. Jessy appeared to be shy and timid, but we now know her to be a woman of less words spoken because of the many thoughts she's constantly entertaining in her mind - she's brilliant.Read More
We hope you will extend a warm and friendly welcome to the newest member of our CiH family, Meredith Walker! Meredith has joined us as US-based Creative Director. She's the mastermind behind our One Stitch at A Time T-shirts, the 2015 Year-End Mailer, and loads of other projects and content. So we're thrilled to have her on our team!Read More
You did it!!
Our Clean Water Well at the Chikondi Community Center in Lusaka, Zambia is now fully funded and fully operational!
Because of your generosity, clean water pumps from 230 feet below the surface directly into the buckets and barrels of thousands of people in the Ng’ombe Compound.Read More
Earlier this year, a truck smashed through our wall fence. Men destroyed our yard, leaving debris all over our property. They trapped us in the Chikondi Community Center for over 6 hours.
And we all thanked them for it.Read More
The storm that destroyed the facility couldn’t destroy the passion and determination with the Muchochoma Village ladies and our training staff. When life gave them lemons, they made skirts. They made skirts sitting on maize sacks on the ground in the sunshine. The most beautiful skirts from the most inspiring determination.Read More
Here's a little peek into what happens at a Clothed in Hope Graduation Ceremony (hint: it's FUN!). Enjoy the photos, and celebrate with us all that this day means for the 7 women who graduated from our skills-training program. Thank you to all of you who have donated and purchased products, because you are the ones who made it happen. You have given the life-changing gift of education to women in Zambia. You have given HOPE. And rather than this being the end of their journey, it's really just the beginning.Read More