Our Livelihood & Employment Programme
We have developed a Livelihood & Employment Programme that empowers the women we work with, enabling them to learn new skills, earn a decent wage, feed their children and send them to school. Each women we work with is given the tools to help lift herself and her family out of the cycle of poverty - providing a sustainable future for these women and their families. We buy second hand industrial sewing machines and the women design and make children's school bags that we sell on their behalf at our charity shop on the Lisburn Road.
Provision of livelihood and employment opportunity to more than 50 indigent unemployed women in the municipality to support necessities of their families. The program aims to help them sends their children to school and to help them help themselves out of poverty through sewing and cutting
fabrics, washing tetras and other materials to produce bags that changes lives. It also refers to employment opportunity with free food and transportation. It also includes provision of all mandated government benefits
to all its sewers or beneficiaries of the program including school bags and school supplies of their children.
Our USP ( Unique Selling Point) is that all our bags are made by indigent people from poor backgrounds in the Philippines, thats what makes them special , thats what makes them unique, I can tell people the names of all the mothers who make their bags, I know their stories , their struggles, thats why we will never get our bags made by any other company, we will never subcontract a big order for example, equally we will never make bags for another company.
Another USP is that no person or company will profit from the sale of our bags, we will never wholesale our bags , we will never allow them to be resold for profit by another company or person , this is important guys , its the thing that makes us special, makes us unique, the only people who profit from them are the people who make them at Ten Foundations, no one this side profits, we don't pay anyone , including myself , Ten Foundations in Ireland is run completely by volunteers , all giving their time freely and with love.