Bless These Hands





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Chula Vista

Total Budget: $3,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Three industrial sewing machines provided for refugees to start their tailoring businesses in San Diego, California

In our community, Afghan refugees can't easily obtain jobs due to language and cultural barriers. Chula Vista Rotary Club has supported "Bless these hands" in the past two years and provided two consumer-grade sewing machines. Now, We identified two professional tailors and a seamstress who worked with American troops in Afghanistan. They are currently unemployed.The project "Bless These Hands" will provide three industrial sewing machines to the refugees.This will enable them to start their own altering and tailoring businesses. Upon disbursement of funds, the machines will be purchased and delivered within 45 days.

Rotarians of the Chula Vista club, who are experts in financing will provide advice to guide these refugees to start their businesses. Within four months, Rotarians will also assist the refugees in obtaining the proper licenses.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Chula Vista

Primary Contact: Rasha Roshdy

Email: rroshdy@amnasanctuary.org

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Chula Vista (5340)









Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Rasha Roshdy.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Marta Knight

Club banking information needs to be uploaded to Documents.


by Marta Knight

Club banking information received.


by James Morrison

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Rasha Roshdy

The project is completed. Two Afghan refugee families started their tailoring businesses. One family hired another refugee to support the growth of their business. The other family is successful. The husband and wife are both tailors. They create beautiful Afghan clothing articles and sell them in the community.

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