Raho’s Life Changing Moment PDF Print


“Lady fortune literary knocked on my door one sunny day, when several people came by my home in Yaqshiid, they identified themselves as CISP staff and asked if I would be interested in joining a vocational training program that they were offering. I agreed.

Later I received a call that I had been selected and I would be joining 20 other women in receiving the training. This was an intense training; I was picked up in the morning and dropped off at home in the evening. I was taught how to make sanitary kits, in Somalia they are commonly known as “Always.”

Production of the kits was a great opportunity for me, it became a source of income; CISP was a ready market, I sold the finished products to them. On average I would get between $ 80 and $100 as wage, which really improved our lives and it came at a time I extremely needed it.

On the next level of training, I received training on Business Management skills and a course on tailoring. At the end of the training the other 20 women and I received new sewing machines to enable us start our own businesses.
I am excited at the fact that I can start up a clothes repairing business. I will find space in the village market and set-up my sewing machine there to repair people’s torn clothes. I will also apply the business skills I learnt to run my small business. The little I earn will help me; it will ease my struggle to support my children,” Raho, mother of 9 who lives in an IDP camp in Mogadishu.


By: Salad Ghedi Ali (Field communication & accountability Officer)





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