Aicha was raised in a strict family with a father who pulled her out of school to help her mom around the house when she was still young. Aicha’s time throughout her childhood was confined mostly to her home as she was not permitted to go out much.
Most of her siblings married and moved out, leaving her to take care of her one sister and parents. For the past couple of years, Aicha’s mother struggled a great deal with cancer and passed away last year. Within the same month, her father got into an automobile accident and passed away as well, leaving her alone with her sister. As a teenager with no experience and no means to keep their home, she and her sister were separated and she lived among relatives, going from home to home of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Aicha didn’t have stability or control of her life. After training with us at Amal for four months, learning kitchen skills as well as getting experiences with communicating with clients, gaining self-confidence, and learning how to speak up for herself, she successfully graduated our program in May. Currently Aicha is working full time as a cleaning staff at a villa in Marrakech. She has a steady income, a stable place to live, and control of her life in her own hands.
We hope that with your help, we can support more women like her. #amalforwomen