Sarah from San Jose, CA

Mother of 6 working towards self-sufficiency; a sewing machine will help me succeed!

I'm currently attending sewing class, and hope to achieve my goal of opening an alteration store so I can provide for my family.


My name is Sarah. I came from Eritrea. In 2009, I left Eritrea and left to Sudan. From Sudan, I went to Egypt and then to America. I walked with my six children across the dessert, from Eritrea to Sudan to Egypt.

My goal is to be self-employed. I'm currently attending sewing class and hope to carry on with my employment goal of being self-sufficient, and helping my children as a single mother.

I need a sewing machine to be able to continue my career goals.

Meeting this need will help me open an alteration store in the future. I will also be able to be independent and self-sufficient.

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This need has been validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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Validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement (What does this mean?)

I have work with Sarah for six months at AACI. She is a strong and resilient individual. Her goal is to be able to be self-sufficient and be able to provide for her family. I believe that obtaining a sewing machine will allow her to reach her goal and be able to utilize the sewing machine to help her and her family as well.

About Dora

My job title is Mental Health Counselor. My work involves working with refugee and torture survivors. I provide individual and group therapy, as well as case management services. I have been with the agency for the last two years. What I like about my job is being able to provide support,… Read more