Sophia Mgorano's Story

I remember realising as I child I was disabled, and this made me feel down, but I also knew that God cared for me whatever I looked like. I was born with a disability in my left leg but I always felt loved and cared for. People never saw me as someone different; I was just a usual normal child. After I finished primary school I stayed at home for some time before setting up my own little business selling maandazi and clothes that lasted for 14 years. I didn’t receive much of an income doing this and it was not until 2010 that life changed for me.

I studied on the tailoring course at Neema Crafts and learnt many new skills. Then in 2012 I was asked to join the workshop. Life used to be really difficult, I was by myself and the business was small. However now I can spend the money I have, I love my job and I particularly like learning new skills and making different products each week. I now have my own house built with help from Neema Craft’s Housing Committee and I live there with my cat.