The local government identified Hindya as a vulnerable person in need of better care and support and connected her to Cheshire’s services for persons with disabilities. Since then, she has become a member of Cheshire’s credit cooperative, has gained business skills through their training program, and has obtained a small loan to help her to kick start her own business. Now Hindya makes and sells biscuits and sambusa (the Amharic term for samosas). A friend takes her goods to market where her treats have been a hit! This was all made possible through Ethiopiaid’s funding of Cheshire’s Services for disabled women.
The training Hindya received through Cheshire has brought real change to her life. From her new income she saves 20 birr, the equivalent of $1 per day. This means she can afford to purchase a kilogram of wheat or teff (the local staple used to make injera), or a modest combination of fruits and vegetables. Hindya’s smile shows what a difference a dollar a day makes. Through the support of our donors, Hindya’s dream of growing her business and of supporting her family is well underway to becoming reality.
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