We had a most interesting presentation at our meeting from Sisterworks. This is a not-for-profit that exists to help women migrants, asylum seekers and refugees become financially independent and happily settled in Australia. Luz Restrepo told us how when she arrived as a political refugee in 2010 with her life in tatters and no English she felt frightened, isolated and disempowered. She realised that she was not alone and worked to found the organisation that has as its main premise Work Empowers Women.
There was a sample of the products made by some of the 171 women from 55 countries that are supported by Sisterworks. These proved to be very popular and members were very pleased to see what amazing use would be made of the fabric they had brought to the meeting to donate.
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