Founded in 2014 by Cathy Cleary; friend and collaborator with Heather Haynes.
Located in the city of Goma in the same compound as the Tchukudu Kids Home and the Jonathan Holiday School, the TWTC is a place for women fleeing the war in their villages to develop the skills needed to support themselves and their families.
We work with women who have lived through the horrors of war, sexual violence, hunger, and the loss of family and friends. The training centre welcomes women wanting to learn new skills in sewing, tie dyeing, and entrepreneurship. Sewing is our biggest program and we have graduated 64 women to date who have begun 8 cooperative sewing businesses. 25 women are currently in training and many more are waiting to join. Over the last year we have been able to purchase a piece of land to grow food for the women and we have built a retail outlet where the women can display and sell their creations. Click here to donate directly to TWTC.