St. Agatha Joy Women’s Sewing Group and Workshop a Big Success

By Joseph Healey, MM Years ago we remember Maryknoll Father John Casey, MM’s famous definition for an mradi: “a financial project in Africa that is guaranteed to lose money.” For those who have a good memory this was a famous one-liner in The Buffaloes: A Story of Maryknoll Society’s Fifty Years in Tanzania. The St. Agatha Joy Women’s Sewing Group and Workshop in the St. Kizito Small Christian Community (SCC) in the Waruku Section of St. Austin’s Parish in Nairobi, Kenya (near the Maryknoll Society House) has been very successful. Praise the Lord! From a small self-help group it has grown to be a financially independent SCC activity that produces African stoles, vestments, shirts, women’s handbags and other African crafts...

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