Uplifting Women During and After Covid 19 Period

Ssali
Posted November 7, 2020

Corona Virus has had many negative impacts on so many lives including mine. I lost my job at the beginning of the covid period. I had to put my masters program on hold but I still survive.

I have a skill of tailoring so during the covid period I decided to take up a short course in fashion and design at a friend's workshop.

I have been able to get self employed with fashion and design. I opened up my small fashion store after the course  bussiness is not so good as it was in the past years and that's happening to all those in bussiness. However I earn some money that helps me pay bills and take care of my self.

In my opinion if every woman could have a skill even when educated then it would be easier to survive in case it's hard to find a job. Or in case of times like this when it's hard every where.

Iam training other girls a tailoring skill when I can because I know it's important to have a skill. It might not be tailoring but anything a person is passionate about craft making, agriculture, or shoe making and so on depending on the available reasources.

 

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 07, 2020
Nov 07, 2020

Hello Ssali,

How are you doing? That's great that you were able to redirect your energy and skills to do something which you enjoy and that you'll also be able to use in the future, too, during COVID. I'm glad that it's covering your bills, too. I'm sure business will pick up once the pandemic is over. Looking forward to hearing more about what you're making. I'd love to see some photos. You can add them, too, to the new World Pulse, "Arts and Culture" hub, if you like, so more people can find them in the future.

Hope you have a good weekend, dear.

Ssali
Nov 07, 2020
Nov 07, 2020

Thanks Jill. I will surely post some photos when I get time.have a nice weekend too.

Jill Langhus
Nov 07, 2020
Nov 07, 2020

You're welcome. Looking forward to it!

Thanks.

Laetitia Shindano
Nov 13, 2020
Nov 13, 2020

Chère SSali,
Félicitations pour votre adaptation en ce moment de Covid-19 qui ne cesse de boulever la vie des gens. Vraiment ton expérience prouve la nécessité d'avoir plusieurs compétences.
C'est une bonne leçon.

A bientôt.
Laetitia

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Nov 23, 2020
Nov 23, 2020

Dear Ssali,
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. Indeed women and girls need to be empowered so that they are able to survive especially in very tough times. Am glad that you were able to start a business and find a means of survival.
Take care and continue to inspire others.