During one of CIMERWA's meetings with the community, a young girl sat quietly, knitting a scarf with so much ease oblivious of the meeting's proceedings to the admiration of others. This drew the attention of the company's staff that saw not only a hobby at display but also a business opportunity. Two months later, a knitting project has been initiated and membership has risen to more than 20 of school going and recent graduate girls.
The group meets during their free time under the coordination and mentorship of CIMERWA school teachers. They recently got their first big order of 20 scarves from South Africa. CIMERWA will continue hosting the project, provide technical skills and market the finished products. This is the beginning of a journey to economic empowerment for the girls and their families