In 2016 we first shared with you the story of Douglas. He was a true entrepreneur. Even though he suffered from Muscular Dystrophy he didn’t let that stop him from working hard to make life better for his daughter Abigail. (Watch his story)
Initially, Douglas met several challenges in paying for the tuition and enrollment fees, as well as buying Abigail a sewing machine to start her apprenticeship. He went to his mentors for advice. They continued to work with him and provide small loans to help Douglas grow and expand his little shop so that he could afford to send Abigail to school.
As Douglas progressed all of the team at Mentors Ghana were so impressed with Douglas that they all pitched in and bought Abigail a sewing machine in 2017 so that she could continue and finish her sewing apprenticeship.
On December 16, 2018, Abigail graduated from her apprenticeship. She said, “I’m the happiest person on the planet earth today, because I never dreamed of seeing myself in this honor looking at the condition of my father.”
Douglas now owns his shop and his daughter has become an accomplished seamstress. She plans on starting her own business in the near future. Life is now sustainable for Douglas and all of his loans have been paid back. “I am so grateful to the Almighty God for bringing Mentors Ghana into my life. God Bless Mentors Ghana. We will forever remember you and all that you have done for us. Thank you Mentors Ghana”. Douglas told us.