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Khadija Hassan

Khadija Hassan has worked in Afrikable since the beginning. After several promotions, she is currently responsible for the fair trade shop in Lamu.

After her husband left her, she went with her daughter to live with her parents. As she was able to complete secondary education, she sometimes worked as a secretary writing letters and bills. She earned just €1.50 for an 11-hour day. “My life has improved a lot since I started working for Afrikable. I can now send money home regularly and my daughter is studying in the 3rd grade. I'm learning a lot, both in terms of business management and leading meetings. I am also learning information technology, something I really like!

At the beginning of my work for Afrikable, I slept on the floor of my aunt’s house. Now I have been able to build myself a traditional makuti house, where I have my own bed with mattress and mosquito net. But my dream would be to buy my own land and build a stone house. I still have a long way to go, but I have opened a bank account where I have started saving a little each month.”

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