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.
How old are you?
Where are you from?
Can you tell us about your family?
There are 10 people in my family. The family are all farmers
Have you gone to school?
Yes. I completed High School.
What was your favorite subject in school?
Why did you like that?
It was easier for me to understand than the other subjects
What was something interesting that you learned?
I taught reading and loved reading
What’s your favorite book?
My social studies textbook
Why do you want to learn how to sew?
I am unable to continue school because my father couldn’t support me. When he heard of this opportunity he helped me join.
What’s your favorite proverb?
There’s a fruit called Dawa Dawa. If you carry a bunch of Dawa Dawa fruits, you will be stabbing your ears a lot because it will hit your ears all the time. The meaning is that if you get into trouble you should be ready for the consequences.
Why is it important that you learn how to sew?
I want to be able to support myself and my family in the future.
Is there anything you would like tot tell the person who paid for your sewing?