Jocelyne

1. What is your role at Ndara?

I am a seamstress, and I am particularly good at making clothes. I love clothes and fashion, that is why I am good at sewing clothes. I am also really good at making computer bags. They call me the “mother of computer bags” in the workshop. But I am happy to make any products. One week each month I work in the boutique as an assistant boutique manager. I struggle to read and write, so I am still learning to make invoices and inventory. But in the boutique I help with the display, taking measurements and cleaning.

2. What does Ndara mean to you?

Ndara works to help women who are suffering from the situation in the country. Ndara trains us to work better, and to be stronger together. Ndara means that I can feed my family and pay for schooling for my children all on my own.

3. What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to stay and work at Ndara, and that Ndara will continue for a long time. If Ndara was to close, I would like to open my own tailoring workshop.