Case study: Sewing a better future
“I couldn’t do anything. I never knew how to help myself. I have a skill now, I’m independent, I can do everything on my own.” Lucelia, Liberia
Lucelia, 22, lives in Liberia where there are very few opportunities for young people without a skill. Many young people, especially women, don’t have the opportunity to finish their education and are left without a source of income or any chance of success.
Without an education or any specific skill set, Lucelia was unable to find work or to earn a living. With CAFOD’s support, she and other young women have learnt the essential skills of being a seamstress and can now earn a living sewing clothes.
Lucelia’s aim is to earn enough money to be able to go back to school and continue learning. “I am proud to wake up and go to work,” she says.