Aminata Kamara

Aminata Kamara, 37, was disabled by polio as a child.  Years ago, Aminata earned a certificate in tailoring at vocational school,  but she never managed to acquire a sewing machine.  She could only do piece-work in other tailors’ shops, and only if a machine equipped with a hand crank was available.

Africa Surgery gave Aminata a sewing machine, powered by hand, which was donated and shipped from Holland. Africa Surgery also designed and built an adjustable table and chair for her, using 2 surplus walkers and some boards. Aminata, who lives with her husband and two children on a settlement for polio victims, now is able to work from home.

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