Final Total raised to make a difference to Mothers and Children in Bangladesh was £2,880.00.
Sreepur Village: Making A Difference to Mothers and Children in Bangladesh, Monday 6th March, 11:00 am
In 1990 Ruby Porter MBE visited Sreepur Village, which is the only project in Bangladesh offering safe haven and livelihood training to single mothers and their children. Ruby was shocked by the primitive accommodation and conditions of the village where there were 600 children and 100 destitute mothers. At her own expense, she returned with seven suitcases of threads and fabric donated by members of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild. Since that first visit, Ruby has returned to the village 47 times! She has raised money to develop sewing rooms, weaving sheds and to provide vocational training for mothers and girls to work in the local garment industry. Sreepur Village is becoming increasingly well known for empowering mothers and their children; transforming their lives with independence, confidence and dignity, giving them hope for a brighter future. Ruby’s work is being continued by her daughter Janette, who will talk about the Village and how it works to empower the women and children to lead independent lives.
Merseyside Expressive Stitchers’ Group is combining efforts with The Rotary Club, Liverpool Exchange and The Athenaeum to raise funds for Sreepur Village. The flyer for this event is shown below. The event is open to all. Tickets cost £25.