Tailoring Skills Training Providing Steady Income

Dechin’s father was a self-taught tailor. It was through making clothes that her father got them through some of the most difficult times in their lives. One of which was when her mother had a back surgery. However, the monthly medication afterwards was too costly and their earnings were barely enough.

Dechin tried to learn basic tailoring from her father to help the family. By taking part in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, she was able to hone and master the skill. Now, she can make clothes on her own, mostly leather robes and jackets, and sell them for a good price. The leather robes and jackets are especially useful for herdsmen in her community because of their cold-proof and warm-keeping features suitable for grazing in the wild.

“My products get additional promotion from acquaintances and old customers. I am now trying to learn how to make Mongolian robes to add to the clothes that I can sell. Soon, when I am ready and the timing is right, I hope to be able to open my shop,” Dechin shared.

Francine (right), Captivating’s Sponsorship Coordinator, met with Dechin and the program manager (left) to see how she is progressing.

24 women, including Dechin, graduated from the program in November 2019 and are working their way to a better life. Thank you Husky Energy for believing in them.

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