Providing care, love, and support for her three children, ages 11, 6, and 4, has long been Teri’s most fervent prayer. Thanks to Alliance for Children Everywhere’s Milk & Medicine program, as well as our partnership with Clothed in Hope, her prayers have been answered.
After the father of her two eldest children passed away, and the father of their youngest child abandoned his family, Teri worked tirelessly to provide for her children. However, the schedule and demands of her hours at a vehicle spare company forced her to give up that job, creating a struggle that many mothers in Lusaka face every day.
Teri is grateful that the Milk & Medicine program delivers much needed nutrition for her youngest child. And now, through the Clothed in Hope 12-month long sewing entrepreneurship program, she is creating a solid foundation for their collective future.
By learning how to accurately cut and shape the pieces needed to make clothing, Teri’s goal through this program is to eventually establish her own tailoring business. Through her newfound skills, she hopes to grow her business into a success. By earning an income for her family, she can now afford their basic needs as well as keeping her children’s education a top priority.
Teri is excited that Milk & Medicine is equipping her family with a brighter, more optimistic future. As Teri said herself, “I am now knowing how to do something that I did not know before.”