Angshutso was part of the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women and completed her training in July 2019. Angshutso is a single mom. She owns no cattle or sheep and has only been to grade 2 at school. The program gave her skills in a variety of clothing designs and the confidence that her clothes were of such quality that she could sell them.
Angshutso [left] with her friend outside her uncle’s house where they spend their days tailoring together
She asked one of her long time friends if she would help her create and sell clothes. Angshutso has taught her friend the fine art of designing quality clothes and together they are growing a small business.
Their customers started with friends and others in their small community but word has spread about the quality of their clothes that they are now receiving orders from far and wide. The women recently received 50 orders of simple Tibetan robes. They can make one robe per day. Together, they are now earning an average salary of 2,000 yuan [US$250] each month. The women often work late into the night to complete orders but their smiles show that they wouldn’t have it any other way. They can hold their heads high in their communities and provide their children with a good education.
Thank you to Husky Energy for making all this possible.
Angshutso and her friend proudly showing off their exceptional tailoring skills
My world is not limited to a small mountain village. I want to reach a distance I have never reached. I want to go to the top of the mountain to overlook the world and blow the night wind on the top of the mountain.
The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women started in August this year, with 51 students attending. This program is running in Western China and we have seen great potential in the students in improving their way of life.
One of our projects for the My First Job program in China is the Embroidery Skills Training. Behind the faces of each of the students is an encouraging story of hope and perseverance. One of them is Daretao and this is her story: