ENTERPRISING WOMEN MAKING ART
EWMA was launched in 2003 as a development initiative of Atira Women’s Resource Society. It has focused on supporting women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to work together to develop an alternative form of business or employment that is grounded in their needs and realities. The program is a self-employment initiative for women impacted by violence who face significant barriers to traditional employment and who seek safe, income-generating opportunities free from exploitation, abuse or other vulnerabilities.
Please visit their website to learn more about these AWESOME women.
I reached my donation goal of $2000 to purchase two sergers (specialized sewing machine) and additional equipment and materials needed for the program.
I am also excited to work with EWMA in the future to help with teaching sewing to their participants.