PC17 Week 2 - Martina Media gallery

Economic independence

Martina used to earn less than $2 a day working for other people in their vegetable gardens. Thanks to her training at Uma PAS Women’s Shelter, she now has economic independence and has rebuilt her and her children’s lives through working hard in her small business.

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Domingas and Martina

After Martina’s husband treated her poorly, and left her and their family, Domingas, a counsellor at Uma PAS women’s shelter, has assisted Martina to move on to a better life for herself and her family

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Planning support sessions

Domingas planning support sessions at the Uma PAS Women’s Shelter

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Weaving

Martina weaving to improve her income. She now has a life with dignity, just and peaceful relationships, economic well being and resilience, independence and influence.

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Community support

Martina’s village community have embraced and supported her transition to self-sufficiency from a life of hardship and violence.

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Smiling from support

Martina smiling, “I’m very, very happy right now, compared with my past life, because of support of the other people”.

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Collecting food

Martina collecting food from her garden.

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Martina and her family

After suffering through domestic violence, Martina and her family now have their own house and are able to be financially independent so her children can go to school

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Valuing education

Children from Martina’s village value their education and are proud to go to school.

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Providing more for her family

Martina collecting her vegetables to feed her family of 8 and to sell. Martina says “Even though we were eight people, we only had half of a glass of rice for food for one day”. Now Martina, with her community, can provide more for her family. “I was happy other people came to help me”.

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