This young mother is a talented seamstress running her own business thanks to a sewing machine donated by Every Girl Counts.
Imagine for a few seconds that you are a small business owner. And a woman. And your home, and business, happen to be in Africa’s largest slum.
Already you are starting up in an environment where there are monumental odds stacked against you. But you don’t let that stop you. You strive to make life better for your family. You work hard. You don’t have an elaborate business plan or money for advertising. You do have talent and a desire to rise above the odds.
This is your storefront.
You are proud of it because it may not seem like much to the outside world, but it is everything. It is a buoy of hope amidst a sea of seemingly impossible poverty.
This is a glimpse of life and how it can be better. This is hope for your daughter and your sister’s daughters and every single girl in your community who looks up to you and sees you as a role model.
I’ve been honored and humbled to share images and stories on my blog the past few weeks from my recent trip to Nairobi, Kenya, with Every Girl Counts, a Franklin, Tennessee, based non-profit empowering girls from impoverished countries through education.
This post is so good and makes me realize as a mother and grandmother how many blessings
I have in this world .
How wonderful to see the spirit of Hope rise in what we see as impoverished places. Thank you for sharing your trip with us.
I love that these ladies are given an opportunity to help provide for their families. I wish them well!
Does make us thankful for what we have and the preserverence of human nature and persistance of survival, wonderful information thank you.
Amazing! What a wonderful cause! I also love her sewing maching:)
THanks for sharing! anne
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