Tailoring brings hope to Ethel Kainga
Ethel Kainga is a young lady from Kunthembwe village, Traditional authority Kuntaja, Blantyre village. She comes from a family of six and dropped out of school when she was in standard 8 after falling pregnant at the age of 17. She has a hearing problem but that didn’t stop her from enrolling into a four months tailoring course known as Satellite offered at DAPP Chilangoma Teachers Training College (TTC) in Blantyre district. The course targets vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) from areas surrounding DAPP TTC’s and equips them with tailoring skills and knowledge that enable them to be self-reliant members of society.
After completing the course in early 2019, Ethel joined Chilimba garments in the district of Blantyre where she now works as a tailor in the factory where she continuously gains new skills in her field of work.
“I want to one day have my own tailoring shop. That’s my dream” said Ethel. She currently earns K45,000 (54 Euro) a month and saves 25 thousand kwacha (30 Euro) each month .