The Paper Fig Foundation works with three vocational institutes in Mityana, Uganda. These institutes provide much needed trained seamstresses for the growing fashion industry in Uganda, and will become a very important first step in building a professional class base. To support the growing fashion industry in Uganda, expertly trained seamstresses are desperately needed. 

After just one semester, a student in our sewing school will know how to cut, sew, and make her own dress from a pattern of her own design. She will have access to a sewing machine and other tools to build her career in the fashion industry and garment making.

Your $600 donation will support:

  • Purchase of sewing equipment (sewing machine, scissors, needle/thread, etc)
  • Purchase of available materials to utilize in instruction
  • Teacher and Teaching Assistant stipend 
  • Assistance in network and placement into employment post-program