From the streets of Kano to a business owner
Thirteen year old Hasana had no idea of the whereabouts of her parents. She slept on the streets of Kano state, Nigeria as a destitute with no one to look out for her. She begged for money and food from people, sold sachet waters to people, and most of the time was famished.
The founder of Asabe Shehu Yar'Adua Foundation (ASYARF) found her. After hearing her story, Hasana was brought to the ASYARF office where she was enrolled in an adult education centre for a duration of four years where Hasana learned how to read and write. Afterwards, she went to Lagos and registered in a skill acquisition centre where she learned how to make shoes and bags.
Hasana turn into a 20 year old empowered woman. The organization helped Hasana to establish her trade in Kano state. She is earning her livelihood making shoes and bags. She has financial freedom and security and after 3 years of business activity she is now able to empower other less privileged people in getting careers for themselves.
Today, Hasana is grateful to Dr. Ambassador Asabe Shehu Yar’adua, for discovering her talent and believing in her when nobody else did. Sometimes we need just to be supported a little to become stronger.