This is how a radio announcement changed my life: Farhiya's story PDF Print

“Listening to radio one day I heard an announcement, Horseed Vocational training Center in Galkcayo was offering to train women for free as long as you register. The following day I went to the center and registered.”

 

Farhiya, 24 years a mother of two, enrolled into the training Center, she is among 25 other women selected to receive training in Soap making and entrepreneurship.  Farhiya and her family moved to Galkcayo town in 2011, life has not been easy and there are times they relied on help that came from relatives abroad.

 

In the first three months I took soap making and entrepreneurship classes. With the knowledge that I now have I can fend for myself and my children.”


The beauty of soap is that everybody uses it and people can be taught to make it at home and sell within their communities.


“I am motivated at the reality that I can start up my business in my village. I will try and find space in the market. The little I will earn will actually help.”



By Salad Ghedi, Field Communication and Accountability Officer, Mogadishu
 

 

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