A turning point in her life came in mid-2018 when, with the help of ChildFund supporters, she was able to leave her job at the factory and pursue her dream of becoming a dressmaker.
Today, Ma Nwe is completing a fourth-month vocational sewing course, learning to make a range of men’s and women’s clothing. While she studies ChildFund is compensating her family with the same amount of income Ma Nwe would have earned if she were still working at the factory.
Ma Nwe was also given a sewing machine so she could practise and develop her new skills at home. The shiny Singer sits proudly in the family’s makeshift hut, which lies in the slums of central Myanmar.
“I am thankful to the supporters for providing me with the sewing training and the sewing machine,” Ma Nwe says. “I am so happy. I feel that my dream has come true.”
Ma Nwe’s younger sister, 10-year-old Khet Khet, who with the support of ChildFund has been able to receive a quality education, is overjoyed for her sister. “I am very happy that ChildFund supporters provided the sewing machine for my sister,” she says. “She can also now make dresses for me!”