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Dorothy Awino

I had a dream

“I had a dream but each day my dream seemed to be killed. I did not go to school so when I grew up, my mother was a tailor and I had to learn tailoring skills from her,” says Dorothy. “My big dream was to own a sewing machine so that I could start sewing at home. But due to poverty, I did not have the money to buy a personal sewing machine thus I resorted to renting one and paid a monthly fee (£9, $13). The situation was challenging since most of my income I earned was spent on renting the sewing machine,” she says.

“Thanks to Sustain Micro Enterprise, through a loan I received, I managed to buy my own sewing machine and this has helped me to save more compared to when I was renting,”. With my own sewing machine, my income has increased. My children attend school and I can afford to pay for their school supplies without much difficulty,” says Dorothy.

Sustain Micro Enterprise

Sustain Micro Enterprise is a non profit organization empowering vulnerable women and families to fight poverty. We empower women through small loans, business skills training, micro business development, mentorship, vocational skills support and other empowerment projects.

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