Mama Patima Othmani Juma

38 – Matemwe Tundangaa, Zanzbiar

What Are You Most Passionate About?

I really enjoy working hard for myself and for my family.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

My husband, because he supported me in my travels to India to learn how to become a solar engineer.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

The sounds that occur when women are being empowered.

What project would a laptop help you with? Give a short description.

In my village, it is very difficult to find someone who can make and repair clothing. For this reason I decided learn tailoring myself. Through this project, I will teach others in my village the tailoring skills my community desperately needs, reducing our reliance on tailors who live far from home and empowering our people with much needed skills. Having a laptop would allow me to keep an inventory of the items I produce and repair.

What do you love about this project?

I love to make clothing for others. In addition to allowing me to practice my trade, it provides my family with an extra source of income.

What Languages do you speak?

Kiswahili and a bit of Hindi.

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?


Laptopped By:

Amanda Taplin