Alice Adam is 32 years old, a mother of 3 children and lives with her family in Guabuliga, Northern Ghana.
After Alice had married her husband Sulumon at the age of 20, she soon had the opportunity to learn sewing at a dressmaker in Pwulgu. For this she had to raise 60 Cedi, with 30 Cedi at the beginning and 30 Cedi at the end to pay. But after less than a year, her mother-in-law had a stroke, Alice had to stop early and take care of the household instead. For a long time, it was not possible to work as a tailor by providing and educating her children, cooking and household work.
About 3 years ago Alice got the opportunity to take part in the training as a tailor in the training centre through BRAVEAURORA. After successfully completing the certificate from her former trainer, she bought cement and mud bricks with some of her savings and was able to set up her own shop with the help of BRAVEAURORA, who sponsored a sewing machine.
Meanwhile, Alice has 8 apprentices and is known throughout Guabuliga. Her daily work as a tailor has significantly improved her life.
“With the money that comes in, I can well finance the food for my children and even sew my own dress. Sometimes I can even put something aside. With this money I can then buy again needles, linen and zippers. I am grateful that BRAVEAURORA has helped me become ‘someone’. I was so happy after graduation that I went to my previous master and gave her the second part of the money. “
Alice’s big dream now is to expand her shop and to buy a better machine. With her recent successes, it’s probably just a matter of time before she can fulfil that dream.