The seamstress who patches up lives

Last update 06:30 | 03/09/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Under the hot noon sun, more than 20 women at Nguyen Thi Thu Ha’s sewing workshop seem oblivious of the sweat pouring down their faces as they work at their sewing machines.

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Nguyen Thi Thu Ha (right) guides a worker on how to sew a bag. — Photo

The seamstresses in Thach That Commune of the capital’s Quoc Oai District are not like most garment sector workers in Viet Nam. At least half are women with disabilities.

Ha, their boss, is too. Her father was a victim of Agent Orange and she suffers some enduring side effects of the toxic herbicide sprayed by American forces in Viet Nam. In addition to her sewing work she heads up the Club of Women with Disabilities in Quoc Oai District. Tiếp tục đọc “The seamstress who patches up lives”