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    Helping one seamstress gain independence

    Day 14

    Sew Much to Do

    We’ve got just a couple of days left in Hargeisa, and we’re doing our best to make the most of them. For the next few days, we’ll be with Muna, a talented seamstress.

    Muna’s pretty new to the neighborhood. She arrived in Hargeisa about a year and a half ago with her two young children and husband. Recently, she gave birth to another daughter, too. As as the family grows, Muna and her husband are finding out how to best provide for her their family. They have registered with the UN refugee agency as refugees, but they haven’t been able to receive support from another NGO that provides start-up funds because they can’t afford the transportation to visit that NGO.

    Without startup funds to purchase a sewing machine of her own, Muna has been borrowing her neighbor’s machine to work on projects to sell. Muna has the skills to run her own tailoring business, but she lacks the resources.

    So today, she picked out her own sewing machine that she would be able to use to keep her business moving! Borrowing no more, she’ll be able to work on her own terms, and we know she’ll be successful!

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    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food insecurity, and identity while working on her master’s degree. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 across our country programs. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.


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