$25 per person
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Seamstress Vocational Training Center
Tailoring Experience in Gisovu, Rwanda · Hosted by Mama Prince

4 hours
2 - 20 people
Low Difficulty
Available Mon - Fri, 9am
Speaks Kinyarwanda, French
English interpreters available

About the experience

Umudozi means to tailor. Mama Prince is a sharp and highly motivated woman. Spend a day with her learning about her trade and working alongside a dozen or so other women from the community attending her training center for tailoring. You can book half day, full day, or multi-day visits. Purchase a variety of beautiful traditional fabrics directly from her shop then work on your design of choice.She'll work alongside you covering both theory and practice. If you'd like, she'll show you around town to visit the market, introduce you to folks, and grab a bite to eat.

What's provided

The host will provide all basic materials, including work space, sewing machines, thread and needles. You get to take home the design you produce.

What your should bring

Water, snack, good walking shoes, rain jacket and / or umbrella, and a small backpack or bag to carry home what you make. The purchase of material to work with is an additional charge.


About Mama Prince

Mama Prince has a huge smile. She was born in Rubengera and now lives just outside of town with her husband, Emmanuel, and family where they have a five hectare farm growing beans, maize, and fruits, including maracuja, which they use to make syrup and bottle for sale locally.
She is a good role model for the community. Sewing for her means income for her family and giving back.