Mwanamtama’s Story of Hope – (Read Time: 1 min.)
Discouraged by Disabilities
“I come from a very humble background. When community workers found me in my rural home, they advised my parents to allow them to take me to a rehabilitation center for corrective surgery in both my legs. But the surgeon advised that it wasn’t feasible. Too much time had passed.
I decided to join this workshop where I learned my Artisan skills and have now been making jewelry for thirty years! My life has changed! I don’t have to beg in the streets. Without my work – maybe I would be dead by now – from the stress of my uncertain future.
I’m glad I‘ve been able to support all my children!
I’m the mother of three biological and five orphaned children.
As an Artisan, I can comfortably meet the needs of my family of eight! I’m assured of my salary with the constant orders we receive from Trades of Hope.
I love being able to use the proceeds from my work to develop my family.
My first-born son has gone through college and is now employed!
Hope for the Future
Because of my work, I can educate my children, live in a decent home, and socialize with my colleagues. I love interacting with my fellow workers and sharing experiences, as we work. I’m even able to save toward building a house.” – Mwanamtama
“I’d like to build a permanent house in my village and start my own business so that when I retire, my life is still fulfilling!”
– Mwanamtama, Artisan in Kenya
These pieces are gorgeous!