Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 9:42 am
For most of the people in the communities we work with, social security or any other kind of support is not an option. Neither is retiring or kicking back every now and then. In fact, for most of these people, life is characterized by constant struggle to stay above water. They have the determination to succeed. We try to help them do just that.
Mairo is a grandmother in her late 50s living in Paikon Kore. Some of her grand children live with her. She sold fire-wood and dadawa (a local spice made from locust trees) in small quantities, making barely enough money to manage her family. She is too old to work on the farm, and was increasingly relying on help from relatives to provide the needs of her grand children.
Felicia, also from Paikon Kore, is in her early 30s. She is a trained fashion designer, but was struggling to make a living. She had good ideas, but did not have the funds to launch her business.
With funds provided via PSH, Mairo was able to increase the scale of her trade, buying spices in larger quantities. She now has better returns. Felicia was able to rent a shop in Gwagwalada town, which is much more central to attract more customers. She has also been able to provide a place for young apprentices to learn the trade. She is really happy to be empowering these young girls.
With your support, we hope to continue to enable people like Mairo and Felicia as they try to make the best of their lives.
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The PSH Team