Humanity First is an international aid agency that provides aid and assistance to those in need irrespective of race, religion or politics from registered offices now in 51 countries. HF have been working on projects in 51 countries across 6 continents.

Ouagadougou Tailoring Training

Knowledge for life

For over a decade, Humanity First has been offering  tailoring in Burkina Faso, initially in the capital Ouagadougou (Pissy and Bilbalgho), but we also had centres running elsewhere. Women are trained in basic tailoring skills, and then more advanced skills including embroidery.

Many of the women have gone on to set up small businesses with investments in sewing machines, and then employ others to make garments. One or two weer even establishing boutiques and sales outlets in North Africa, and had ambitions to grow rapidly!  This has been a very successful project and a true example of empowerment of women.