Case Study – Ms Hinda’s Story

Our Stories – Learning for Livelihoods

Ms Hinda’s Story

Ms. Hinda is 20 is years old and resides at the Internally Displaced Person’s camp located in Puntland.

Ms Hinda

She runs a business within her camp, but her inability to read and write has meant that she has faced a few challenges. These challenges include operating her business on credit, difficulty in tracking her stock and how much profit and loss she is making. Because of her struggles, at the end of the day she earned very little money to support her family.

To overcome these challenges, she decided to take part in our Learning for Livelihoods programme which specifically aims to help single women and their families. She has completed 6 months of basic literacy and numeracy and has now learnt to read, write and calculate her expenses and profit. This has given her the confidence to run her business successfully and help boost her profits enabling her to support her family.

Learning by Livelihoods enables women and other vulnerable individuals to enrol in the programme and receive basic numeracy and literacy skills, business development training and vocational training in the livelihood generation activity of their choice.

Having successfully completed the first half of the training, Ms. Hinda can now begin business and vocational training. She, along with the other women in the programme, will be eligible for small micro-loans which will help them to expand their businesses and better support themselves and their families.

We work with many women who have missed out on education and need to rebuild their lives. Support us to enable us to continue our work. 


Education for Women

Internally Displaced People

Conflict, persecution or environmental disasters can mean that many people become displaced, missing out on opportunities to access education and finish school.

Patchy education means that many young people finish primary school in their late teens.

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