Every single profession can be made profitable. Emerithe Mutezimana, a woman with the passion for the tailoring profession which has changed her life
She saysshe will not retire from tailoring for any job because it’s easily profitable.
Mutezimana has a steady income, helping her to run the family and save more money. She says that her savings can easily help her raise capital and access loans easily.
People like her believe that their skill is under looked by many people, yet it’s a profitable activity that can lead to fast sustainable development.
This is because a big number of people believe that tailoring is for school dropouts and less privileged as some of them said.
“Most people do not treat us (tailors) with respect despite our big role in clothing industry. It’s a job like others and highly profitable,” said Bernadette Mukarutesi, a tailor at Kimironko market.
By cutting and putting pieces of fabric together, “I make enough money to cater for my family and pay school fees for my children”, she added.
“Sometimes one can receive orders of over Rwf30, 000 in a day. If you have a plan, it’s easier to develop socially and economically,” says Mutezimana; a tailor in the same market.
What is special about the profession is that there are no losses in this business unless your sewing machine is stolen.
“Among the things we do as tailors include repairs, or altering clothing professionally.”
The knowledge and art of tailoring, of cutting and sewing cloth the two basic aspects of constructing clothes from a pattern developed slowly and gradually in Europe between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries.