In September of 2005, Novahu, the Director of Joyful Journey operations in Madhavapatnam, met a widow who had three daughters. Since women do not have similar working privileges as men, the oldest daughter was forced into prostitution to raise money to feed the family. Novahu was so moved by their situation that he decided to open a Cutting and Tailoring Center where women could take a six-month class to learn the sewing trade. While learning the tailoring trade, these women also learn about Jesus.
Through donated funds, sewing and embroidery machines continue to be purchased to be used for the training classes. Centers are located in Madhavapatnam and three other outlying villages. More than five hundred women have completed the training classes. To see additional pictures of the cutting and tailoring centers, visit the Photo Gallery.