1. What is your role at Ndara?

I am a seamstress. I make all the products that we sell, but I am especially good at making clothes. Because I have a lot of training and experience in sewing I also help the women who are not as skilled as I am to become better at sewing. I help them to cut their patterns right, and how to use their sewing machines. I enjoy making little details on clothes; like an extra frill or a special pattern.

2. What does Ndara mean to you?

Ndara means wisdom and skills in our language. Ndara unites women with the goal to teach us that we can be stronger together, and that we have skills to show the world. I have learned a lot since I started working at Ndara, about the quality that our customer is asking for, how to make a budget and how to calculate prices. Ndara also helped me when I needed surgery, and provided a secure place to come back to when I was done healing.

3. What are your hopes for the future?

In the future, I hope to become someone important, I would like to matter. I want to become the general manager of Ndara, and be responsible for all Ndara activities. My hope is that Ndara continues to exist for a long time, so that many Central Africans can develop their skills and earn a living.