Dorcas Nyirakamana, is an SDEPAY project beneficiary,27 years old, from Nyaruguru distrit, Rusenge Sector, Akabacura village. She completed secondary school in 2018 and she did not have a chance to pursue further studies. This year, I was enrolled into the SDEPAY Project training program; the trainings covered Work ready now and Be your Own Boss, and different soft skills.
“My favorite moduleswere goal setting, how I can plan ahead my goals and work toward them. My other favorite modules were financial literacy and how to deal with clients”
“My favorite modules were goal setting, how I can plan ahead my goals and work toward them. My other favorite modules were financial literacy and how to deal with clients”s”
“I had savings worth 50,000 rwf that I made through VUP work but because of the lack of soft skills and motivation I could not figure out what to do with that money. I thank SDEPAY project for training me and for changing my life for the better”
With the income she gains, she saves in two saving groups that she belongs to with her fellow youth. One saving group is from my community and another one isthe one (VSLG) we created after WRN&BYOB training.
Dorcas shared her strategy in her new business venture; “I try to understand what my customers need the most. For instance, in this coming rain season, I have to make sure I have sweaters and other warm clothes because they will be on high demand” Dorcas said.
She continues to work hard and being patient as she plans to expand her business in the future.
Dorcas selling clothes at the market