North of Subic Bay, not far from the international cooperations in the freeport zone, the small town Subic with its 90.000 inhabitants is located. This is where Alimie lives together with her husband and child. Her husband’s unemployment is a big financial challenge for the small familiy, this is one of the main reasons why Alimie decided to participate in the sewing training program.
Because of our support, she was able to successfully graduate from the training and afterwards used a micro loan to buy a sewing machine and start her own business at home. This was her dream from the start: to be able to earn money independently from an employer and be with her child.
In her small home the motivated and proud mother does not only sell handmade clothes but also rice. For Alimie, her new business is a huge step towards being able to fully support her family and to escape poverty.