The First Lady, Rachel Ruto on Thursday April 6 received a donation of 100 sewing machines from I Love Africa, a non-governmental organisation committed to the economic empowerment of women in Africa.
In her remarks, the First Lady thanked Mrs. Chang Ok Lee, the CEO of I Love Africa, for the generous donation of sewing machines and affirmed her commitment to economically empowering women in Kenya.
The donation of the sewing machines is a great contribution towards the Women’s Economic Empowerment pillar, which is one of the three pillars of the Mama Doing Good Organisation, the other two being Environment & Climate Action and Faith Diplomacy.
The First Lady emphasized the influence women can have when given opportunities and the right tools to engage in livelihood projects. She also noted that the garment & textile sector is an area of focus in the Kenya Kwanza’s “bottom-up” economic transformation agenda, under the manufacturing pillar. The Mama Doing Good organisation will distribute the sewing machines to women across the country.