31 Dec '11, 6pm

Can White Wedding Gowns Create Opportunities for Kenyan Women? | Care2 Causes

Can White Wedding Gowns Create Opportunities for Kenyan Women? | Care2 Causes

An Ottawa woman wants to give brides in the Kenyan slums the opportunity of a lifetime. Carol Waters, who volunteers with Project Hope for Africa , is collecting wedding dresses to take to young brides in the Marthare slums of Nairobi. Waters brilliant idea will allow young women to feel very special on their wedding day and then turn their wedding dress into a small business. When she is in Africa, Waters teaches young women how to sew so that they can earn an income. On her last trip there, she noticed that they didn’t wear the same type of white wedding dresses frequently worn in North America. She asked the women if brides ever wear fancy white dresses and they told her that only very wealthy women are able to do so. Out of that conversation, Waters came up with a great idea. She planned to collect wedding dresses in Canada and take them to the women in the Kenyan slum...

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