Elizabeth Mbanda is a mother of three young children and lives in Nairobi with her
family. One Sunday in her church, their pastor announced that there were training
opportunities for women to be trained on dress making and other practical business
skills at a training center sponsored by AE not very far from her house in Kariobangi
informal settlement.
Our immediate need in the clinic is to set an Isolation room for patients with Covid-19 symptoms. This can be
an answer to our prayers.

“I sensed that this was an opportunity to improve my life and thus submitted my details and was accepted.
Since enrolling I have made great progress in learning dress making, design, marketing, basic customer care,
basic book keeping, as well as in my faith and family care. Through this project, my life is gradually being
transformed and I truly thank God for bringing me to Mathare Women project. The AE project staff have
really helped me especially on family care and this has greatly improved my relationship with my husband.
As a family, we are still struggling to provide for our children’s needs but due to these challenges, I am more
motivated & paying more attention to my training so that I can successfully complete my 6 months training
and graduate. Once I graduate I want to set up my own small shop and make school uniforms, bags and other
accessories to support my family”.

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