The debate has for long been that women have all what it takes to do what just men can do - 50-50. And indeed they have proven themselves over the years, with some doing even better than men in today’s modern society. Time and time again, women have shown to be key players in socio-economic development and grassroots poverty alleviation strides. They are seen in every sphere of national development, both in the formal and informal sectors.
This edition of the Bantaba features one of those young inspirational skillful women in the informal sector, who at the age of 27 attained self-reliance through the lucrative business of tailoring.
Born on November 28, 1984 in Pirang, Kombo East, West Coast Region, Fatou Korta is operating her own full-time tailoring workshop in Latrikunda Sabiji, and has since employed Gambian youths to impact her knowledge on.
Many may ask whether she does the entire tailoring herself. Yes, she does everything in her workshop from cutting, designing, sewing and training of the youths she employed. She is one such young female tailor who went through five years apprenticeship during which she was taught virtually all skills required for modern day tailoring.
Her case has been very unique because as young as she is, she serves as a role model and continues to inspire many young people to take up skills acquisition, especially her colleagues, two of whom have since joined her workshop for full time training.
Please read this extensive interview that showcases the trials and tribulations of this young lady.