When her husband died, it became very difficult for Fatmata to provide for her children Rashidatu, Ibrahim and Junisa. The CRC came to her aid, and made it possible for her to keep the children in school. Fatmata attended the CRC's microfinance training, and upon graduation received a small loan to start a sewing business. With the skills she learned from the program, Fatmata was able to pay back her loan and buy materials to help grow her business. She now sells material to other tailors and mentors CRC families who are new to microfinance.
"This is how my children and I are surviving," Fatmata says, proudly displaying a beautiful blouse she created. "We will always be grateful to the CRC and the sponsors. I will never forget the impact they are making in my children's lives."