Youth making catchy clothes
Hundreds of youth have acquired tailoring skills and some have started their own shops. The six-month course equipped apprentices with skills in making diverse clothing - both for men and women.
Refugee benefit from farming of traditional vegetables
The young man is ecstatic after a bumper harvest of vegetables and believes there are prospects for a better one. It is proof that refugees can successfully farm, and as a result, better their lives.
Ethiopian refugee opts to work to become self-reliant
Dita Mama Madera is an Ethiopian refugee from Bale. He came to Hargeisa, Somaliland in 2004. Madera has a wife and two children; a girl aged five and a son aged 21. He has been keen on starting a business in the local community and being self-reliant but was cautious that this would deny him the opportunity to access privileges from UNHCR.
Woman supporting ten siblings
Nasra Mustafa Hussein, 25, is an Ethiopian Refugee living in Hero-awr, Hargeisa in Somaliland. She came from Gondar Ambagorgi region of Ethiopia in 2007 with her family.Nasra’s mother who was the sole bread winner is bedridden and partially paralysed due to sickness while her father is blind.
Woman improves her business after training
Mali Mohamed, 24, is a refugee from Eritrea and has been living in Hargeisa. She is a single mother of one and lives in Adna Hospital area. She has been running her own business since 2012 after receiving seed capital of USD 900 from UNHCR. Mali operates a hair dressing shop and has been paying her bills from the proceeds of the business.