Fimi from DR Congo faced widowhood at the very young age of 22, with two young children to support.  Like so many women in Africa, her husband’s family chose to take everything from her, leaving her with no support.

She returned to her family but had limited options and all feared she might turn to sex work to survive.

Thankfully, Rope and our partners CSF were able to step in and help.  Through training and a new sewing machine, Fimi has been able to set up her own small workshop, gaining independence for herself and her children. 

As she says “Now I can live from my own hard work without being forced into prostitution.  I thank everyone who has brought help to a person in danger”.

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