Barbara's Story

Date: June 1, 2021
Est. Reading: 1 minute

My name is Barbara. I live with my daughter and my one-year-old grandchild.

Starting this technical training in manufacturing and designing clothes with Conviventia has been a great blessing in my life, as I’ve faced suffering and hard situations since my childhood and this has signified a new beginning in all of the aspects of my life. The knowledge that I’ve obtained, not only in manufacturing clothes, but also in healing my heart and forgiving the people who have hurt me - just like I have learned to forgive myself for my bad decisions - is something that strengthens me.

One of the most important lessons I have learned this year is how much love God has for me. During this time, I’ve also learned how to love and value myself as a woman, recognizing my talents and skills, because although I had no prior knowledge of clothes manufacturing, I’ve persevered and given my best effort each day to learn each technique and complete the garments following the instructor’s directions.

I’m happy because simply by using my hands, I can create different clothing items. It’s a great blessing to me - everything I’ve learned and discovering talents I didn’t think I had.

My dream is to finish my technical training certification and start a business where I can work from home creating clothes.

I thank you and Hilltop of Hope for helping me write a new story for my life, and for your kind, generous hearts. Your support allows us to improve our lives and the lives of our families.

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