Gorettie

1. What is your role at Ndara?

I create products with my hands. My main skill is embroidery and that is how I joined Ndara. Ndara was developing a new product, a handbag made out of recycled sugar bags, and they needed someone to create the embroidery on the prototype. The other artisans were too busy with other productions to have time to test the embroidery, so I got a chance at joining the team and be a part of creating a new product. Since then, I have also started to produce some of the other Ndara products, like giraffes, rugs, baskets. I recently joined the boutique management team and I help to manage the boutique one week each month.

2. What does Ndara mean to you?

Because of the violent history of CAR most women dont have any jobs, and most of us have not been to school enough to be able to do anything with our lives. Ndara is a company that helps women get out of their difficult situation, and therefore it helps a lot of families, too.

3. What are your hopes for the future?

I hope that I will be able to continue to work here at Ndara, and earn money so I can take care of my family. I would like to be able to produce a lot of products so I can earn a lot of money to really be able to help my family.