Marie Haydée Davis

Marie Haydée Davis


Date: March 31, 2016
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Marie Haydée Davis- Gender Links has made me career –oriented.

The course at Gender Links was very interesting and useful. I have joined the course last year in 2014. I have been able to complete the three phases of the course. I have much appreciated when all the women gathered and shared their ideas. It has helped me a lot to be less shy as I also had to share my views and opinions. This has shaped my character. It has made me more at ease to communicate. I have also made me more aware about my rights in the society as a woman. It has been fifteen years now since I worked in a textile industry doing packing work. I have left the job because of the bad attitude of my supervisors. And now I am at home. Or else I am a married woman with four grown up children. I have two sons and two daughters. They are all married now. And I live alone with my husband who is a mason. I do not work. He solely takes care of all the expenses of our home. He is a good husband. Luckily I have never faced up any forms of violence from him. He is a comprehensive man. He always provides for my needs. He even helps me with the household tasks. However, the biggest problem in my life is one of my children. One of my sons is aged twenty-five years old. He always fights with me and my husband. Despite he is not an addict of alcohol, he is very violent. He has even beaten my husband many times. He is very aggressive. Except from my son, I do not encounter any problems. I can say that this course at GL has enhanced the good relationship with my husband. On the business level, my dream is the sewing of flowers on hosiery cloth. I have tried to start the business. I had even taken some orders before. But I have stopped doing this. During the day I have to look after my daughters’ child. Next year, her child will start going to pre-primary school. I will then continue with my sewing at home. I want also to follow other courses. I have a strong desire to learn new things such as other handicrafts courses. I know that I will be able to complete my business plan. My plans for the future are to acquire additional knowledge on handicrafts. I want to succeed in realizing my business plan. Gender Links has helped me to get many ideas on how to improve myself. Compared to before, I have changed my views on woman staying at home only. I now want to achieve something in my life. That is the reason why I want to follow more courses. I have a dream. I want to be my own boss. I am a determined and motivated person. Gender Links is the reason behind my motivation. I know that if I did not join that course. I would have stayed at home for the rest of my life doing only household chores. Now I have an objective in life. I want to continue my business plan. Hence, all the merits go to GL!