Gift-a-Smile story 6

Published
January 10, 2024

Grace is an 18 year old Congolese refugee who arrived in Kenya after surviving a traumatic experience in her home country. 
She enrolled in the Urban Refugee Project supported by REI and was among the students who completed the literacy course which helped her gain communication skills in Swahili and English. This, along with the psychological counseling services she has received through our funding, allowed her to transform herself to be more assertive and have a clear focus on life and self. She is doing well in her tailoring class which will give her the means to make a living and become independent of aid. 

She said: “Now I can sew my own clothes and make a living out of tailoring even before completing the course.”