SHOEMALING IN SAPELE
MAKING SHOES IN SAPELE, NIGERIA
Partners in Action is committed to enabling business enterprise in Okouvwori Village in Sapele, Nigeria. Skill development and the creation of new businesses are the foundation for lifting people out of extreme poverty – for good.
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Partners in Action needs $15,000 to continue training new students and purchase the equipment and materials needed to expand into Ladies sandals. Diversification to a second major product line will ensure we can continue to add trainees and employ workers, giving families a sustainable income and moving them out of poverty. As funding becomes available we are committed to train new villagers in this job-creating skill.
Pastor Godwin Eruatovwowo has a passion for shoes and he has over 20 years of experience making them. It was very exciting when he approached Partners in Action in the spring of 2019 with a business opportunity to open a business to make shoes, belts, and handbags.
The team selected six Okouvwori Village community members to begin training. These are people who have no jobs and little family income. Here is what we have done and are continuing to do -
Six individuals completed training; two new trainees have started
We have started a business to employ the trainees and sell shoes
We reached sales of over 150 pairs of shoes prior to Covid-19
Our biggest market - childrens school shoes - is on hold until school resumes but we want to keep on training for when schools reopen in September.