These are some stories of the women behind Dona Kolors project. They are real, but their names have been changed to protect their identity and safeguard the workers.
She was born in Nigeria and is 19 years old. She´s been in our sewing course for a year and a half and thanks to the sewing machine she received upon completion of the course, she is doing alternations to clothes from home.
She was born in Nigeria and is 23 years old. She likes to design her own clothes and keeps surprising us with the beautiful creations she wears. In the future she´d like to produce her clothes in her own sewing workshop.
She´s from Latin America and is 31 years old. Andrea learnt the office of seamstress in our sewing course, after which she joined Dona Kolors and worked in our workshop for a year. She´s currently working in a clothing shop.
Sandra, from Nigeria and 27 years old, showed a high level of interest and very good skills in sewing. Beause of that we already hired her in our workshop, even though she still had half a year left in the sewing course. She joined Dona Kolors in October 2013 and is a great addition to the team.
Maria was born in a small village in Romania. She´s 29 years old and comleted a year in our sewing course. Maria already had experience working in producción in her home country. She joined our workshop right from the start, so she´s been working with Dona Kolors since October 2012.
Anna is a 25 year-old Nigerian women who has completed our sewing course succesfully. She is very interested in working in the textile industry and places high importance on working hard and making sure the finishings are perfect. This is why she is currently receiving an addictional course focused on preparing her for work in production.
She is, like the mayority of our women, from Nigeria and is 22 year old. She is currently in the sewing course, learning to make alterations to clothing and dressmaking. Her dream is to open her own workshop back home.
Cecilia is 24 years old and was born in a little village in Nigeria. She is taking our sewing course and is enjoying the good ambiance with the other women in the classroom. Her dream is to open her own clothing store in Nigeria.
Antonia is from El Salvador and has successfully comleted our sewing course. She´s 34 years old and thanks to the placement in a sewing workshop in Barcelona she found a job there.
Lucía was born in a city in Nigeria and is 28 years old. From the start she has shown very good sewing skills and because she is interested in working in the textile industry, upon completion of the sewing course, she entered in the advances course for preparation for work in production.