The By Grace Foundation is a female founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit that sponsors the training and education of women in impoverished communities.
In Ghana, By Grace sponsors technical training, specifically sewing, for women without the means to afford it. Becoming a seamstress is a highly regarded profession, and By Grace sponsors training so that women are equipped to become entrepreneurs and stop the cycle of generational poverty in their families.
These are their stories.
Did you go to school?
Can you tell us about your family?
I come from a poor family. My mother is not really in it, but my father is a farmer. My father has two wives. My mother is the first wife and had five children; two girls and three boys. The second wife has two girls and one boy. I have two children of my own.
Are you from Tamale?
No, I’m staying in Tamale but I’m from Salaga.
Why did you come to Tamale?
My husband. When he married me, I came and joined him in this town. I came here because of marriage.
Do you like Tamale or Salaga better?
Salaga is my hometown, so I like Salaga more than here.
Why do you like it there?
Because it is my hometown.
How did you meet Madam Lamisi?
My house is right over there. So, we know each other from being in the same area.
Why do you want to learn how to sew?
In the future I want to get something to take care of my children