When I was 13 I was orphaned as my mother and father passed away.  I was able to move in with my aunt and uncle however I found it very challenging living with them as they did not treat me well. //  Now I am 22 years old and work as a stitcher and samples maker. After getting training from the Ethiopian leather institution, I was able to find a job at Modern Zege.  I love to design and hope to continue my education and one day become a designer in the leather industry in Ethiopia.

March 22, 2016 — Marisa Pardo