TAFCOM (Tanzanian Organization Facilitating Community Development Projects)

TAFCOM operates a tailoring program for local women. Many of these women are uneducated single mothers who are struggling to provide for their families. Through a six month intensive tailoring class provided at a tailoring center, these women gain the skills they need to work as a tailor or operate a small tailoring businesses.

Currently there are 10 women enrolled in the tailoring program. They learn to sew skirts, dresses, shirts, pants, hand bags, purses and blankets. With these skills, the women are able to generate income to provide food, clothing, shelter and education for their children.

TAFCOM works with a local tailor to provide instruction so there is a small fee charged to the women. In most cases, the women cannot afford the fee so TAFCOM provides financial support program to help support those ambitious individuals who cannot afford school fees and necessary equipment. Tailors in Tanzania are also expected to have their own sewing machine so TAFCOM tries to provide equipment to the women when necessary. To learn about how a small contribution can help a woman and her family, click here.

We also sell different products tailored by our Women’s Tailoring Group. The profit from these sales goes to the tailors and the Women’s Tailoring Group.