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Josephine

Josephine  is a skilled woman who has been weaving Mifuko’s baskets for more than four years in her women’s group. The group consists of 28 women, who Josephine consider both as friends and co-workers. Her days are quite busy as besides weaving, she has to do household chores. She usually starts her mornings with weaving for an hour, then does her homestead chores and weaves again in the evening. The extra income from working for Mifuko enables her to buy household items such as food and clothes, but also helps paying for her children’s school fees. Her biggest plan for the future is to open a small grocery store. Before that, she is also going to open a savings account to save up for both the shop and for retirement.

• Born in 1960

• Family: Four children