It is hard to find help in a slum, where everybody is doing all they can to live and give their children a better life. But 29-year old Hannah, is rising to the needs of others.
Hannah is a fashion designer living in Makoko, a community across the 3rd Mainland Bridge located on the coast of mainland Lagos. Makoko is one of the largest slums in the state. With little or no opportunity for education, young girls in Makoko easily get pregnant, thereby continuing in the cycle of poverty.
Noting this challenge, Hannah, who is also not educated, decided to help young women by sharing her skills with them, so they can succeed in business like she did. In her 12 years career, Hannah has trained over 25 girls.
Another amazing thing she does is to hire English teachers for her girls, so that when they start their own businesses, they can communicate with their customers.
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