Seamstress Rebekah Batson hopes to reduce sex-trafficking by teaching women crafts

sewing machine Naomi Chung

Original art by Naomi Chung

Rebekah Batson, a seamstress who usually sews boutique children’s clothing, went to Nicaragua this summer to try and help women become self-sufficient by teaching them sewing. She showed the women how to sew cloth diapers and simple bits of clothing for children, hoping to give the women another way to earn money without resorting to prostitution.

Batson left ten sewing machines in Nicaragua including ones at a preschool and cancer hospital.

Rebekah Batson runs her own business, Mrs B’s Accessories, and organises shopping events for locally owned and run businesses in Missouri, USA.

[Source: KY3]