Marie, 44, learned how to sew clothing through a tailoring class. Her youth was sidelined by abuse and civil war, and she never had the chance to go to school. By the time she was a mother of five daughters herself, she had no way to make money to support her family. She was forced to send them to live with a relative. Through tailoring, she will be able to open a small business. Her goal is to make enough money to bring her children home and ensure they have the educational opportunities she didn’t.
“I want a better life,” Marie shares. “I’m not educated. I want my children to know something.”