- Somali Land
“I am so proud because now that I have learned to sew, I can support my family. I went to the city and bought 30 meters of cloth and was able to make twelve sets of clothing. I went back to the city and was able to sell the clothing for a 100% profit. I have changed so much since last year. I was able to use some of my profits to feed my children and to purchase clothes for my children and dresses and books at school, and they were so happy to have it.”
Yurub Yasin is 28 years old and lives in Somaliland. All those recent changes in her life originated from a training she received through Oxfam. She learnt how to sew and was given a sewing machine to start her own business.
Soon, customers grew aware of her skills and the quality of her work, and there was more than enough demand to occupy her full time.
As a woman, she sometimes faces many challenges in a business dominated by men. But she has managed to compete strongly and equally with men. She earns around 5$ daily in her small sewing shop and some times more than 20$.
“This training changed my life and the life of my family.”
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