33 year old Aishatou Abdou is a widowed mother of 7 who started sewing training at our vocational training center in Niamey, Niger. In addition to learning how to sew, women like Aishatou also learn basic business skills, enabling them to sell their goods.
Prior to enrolling, Aishatou sold dishes to generate an income, barely earning enough to provide for her family. Since starting at the center nearly two years ago, she is hopeful that she will finally be able to support her family. She plans to sell clothes for children between the ages of 1-10, traditional and non-traditional, changing the type based on the customer’s needs.
After buying fabric from a local market she gets to work at her home-based workshop.
Since being gifted a sewing machine, she hopes that one day she’ll be able to open a bigger workshop in an area with lots of foot traffic.
With your support, we can help transform the lives of so many more women struggling in poverty. By equipping them with the tools and education they need to develop skills, so they can provide for their families with dignity and respect.