Both boys go to school. Felicia herself has only attended school for 4 years. Before she began to produce our jewellery, she lived of selling fried fish. Besides the jewellery, she still sells fish which she prepares at home and then takes out to sell. She carries the fish in a basket or box on her head, and it is very impressive to see how mobile the Ghanaian women are despite these heavy loads on their heads.
Like so many others, she lives in an “extended family house”, which is a large centre courtyard house with a lot of approx. 15 m2 rooms, of which each family shares one room. The families prepare food separately in the common courtyard. Felicia’s big dream is to one day be able to build a house for herself and her children. A "luxury" dream she shares with almost every woman we work with.