We believe the Future is Female.
Nazish came to Australia from Pakistan 8 years ago with her two children. She has received so much love from the community and makes jewellery to give back. Before joining Homegirls, she made jewellery as a hobby and gave them away to friends. When she found out somebody had purchased the first pair of earrings she’d made with us, she put more effort into creating beautiful jewellery to create the connection between maker and buyer. Nazish currently works at ANZ Bank and the Asylum Seeker’s Resource Centre as a Social Community Development Officer.
Resilda and her family escaped Sri Lanka and spent 23 years in a refugee camp in India. She was then separated from her husband for two weeks on an over-crowded boat to come to Australia. She has a talent for jewellery and dressmaking, since joining Homegirls, she said that everyone responds so well to her creations. Resilda is studying currently childcare and wants to be a hairdresser.
Faith was a primary and secondary school teach in Papua New Guinea. When issues arose affecting her family life, she turned to tailoring women’s clothes and set up a market, employing people to work for her. She imported goods and cars from the Philippines and Japan. Her home country became unsafe and she came to seek protection in Australia in 2017, where she says she has no fear and has found freedom once again. Faith says she wants to get back to what she used to do, to work for herself and be a boss. She is currently volunteering with Birth for Humankind as a doula and actively looking for work. Faith likes to meet people and care for others, she is open to any kind of work, anything she can do, she will do.