For the next month the Stitch Sainte Luce team will begin a series of training workshops with the embroiderers, thanks to a generous grant from the International Monetary Fund. These workshops mark the start of the fourth and final phase of the project and will deliver training to the women in key business skills such as data entry, photography, English and business management!
The aim of Phase 4 is to work towards making the cooperative fully independent and profitable, by building the marketing skills of the embroiderers while expanding to new tourist and domestic markets across Madagascar. By the end of 2019, it's envisioned that the cooperative will be managed and run by the women of Sainte Luce with the business positioned to continue for years to come, without donor funds or involvement from SEED staff!
To find out more about Stitch and its progress so far, visit Stitch's website at http://stitchsainteluce.org or if you'd like to purchase some of their stunning one of a kind embroidery check out http://etsy.com/shop/StitchSainteLuce