Meet Ruth: Ethiopia Leather Artisan


 “Since joining this team, I am finding so much joy. Always smiling, always joking, always happy!”

I spent a year doing vocational training as a seamstress, and that is how I heard about the leather program. Now I have been working with Raven + Lily’s leather partnership for four years and have learned so much. It has taught me a lot about patience! It has also given me the dream of opening my own business one day. When I see the pieces finished, it makes me happy. I like the work and I like coming to work. I have gained sisters through working with these women, and when I come to the workshop it feels like coming home.