Sahile Mariam Shebabaw, 22, seamstress
Sahile has 5 brothers and sisters. Her father died when she was little, so her mother had to take care of the children alone and could not afford to send everyone to school. Sahile had to leave school early and was unable to find a job.
In 2016, she heard about SKY classes and signed up for the sewing class. After the course and a short job, she opened her own business with a friend, which they have continued to grow. Both support their families.
“The course and advice on starting the business was very helpful. Our business is doing very well, we have a lot to do and we have 7 employees. We want to expand our business further”.
Sahile Mariam is now a trainer herself and is currently training 42 young people through SKY. Two former beneficiaries have also started their own businesses.