Although I am the only girl working here, they are all like my brothers.
Aragash had been weaving since a young age. She used to work for a business owner who exploited her. "Often, I would eat only once a day and would regularly get punished," she said. "I also started work early in the morning at 6 a.m. and would work throughout the night." Through the E-FACE (Ethiopian Fighting Against Child Labor) project, Aragash received life skills and weaving skills training and is now self-employed. She works in a government workspace with other young weavers and can support
herself to attend school in the evening. "Although I am the only girl working here, they are like my brothers," she says of her fellow young weavers. "We all went to the same training, and I am so happy to work with them."