The story below is an example of what the ROOTS Centre means to the women and how it changes their lives.

Gina is from Madi tribe, Eastern Equatorial. She is 50 years old, married and has eight (8) children.

Gina started with the ROOTS Project in 2010 as a bead worker. Prior to that, she was a stay home mum. She said working at ROOTS has changed her life and her children's lives. She is able to pay some of her kid's school fees, provide food on the table and buy some basic needs.

Gina said since I started with the ROOTS, "I decided to be an active member and participate in all aspect of activities conducted at the Centre starting from bead work, class rooms, events catering and general cleaning and advice young mothers". She said this is a way of giving back to the Centre.

 This year, Gina faced difficulties with her eyes. She started treatment but prior to her treatment completion, the Centre had a volunteer by the name Mary Grace who provided her with eye glasses. Gina now can conduct her daily duty as usual.   Thank you to our volunteer Mary Grace.