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Lydia is one of our seamstresses at Three Cords. She always seems to have a big smile on her face, regardless if she is sewing totes or talking with coworkers. She loves making jokes with other employees and took it upon herself to learn sign language in order to communicate with those from the deaf community.

Before coming to Three Cords in 2013, Lydia never had an official job. She would stay home with her children most of the day or sometimes sell food products at the local market. During the earthquake of 2010, Lydia endured a scarring accident when a mirror fell on top of her. She was obligated to get surgery on her right leg, which left her unable to fully extend it. She now uses crutches to walk every day. This is extremely challenging for her physically and emotionally, but she continues to press forward in perseverance.

Lydia is very thankful for her job at Three Cords because of the opportunity it provides to those who are handicapped and wouldn’t otherwise have work. Her employment has allowed her to not only support herself but also to afford her children’s education. In addition to the financial benefits it provides, she also enjoys the work in itself, making products such as totes, soleils, cords, bracelets, and bandos.

Lydia lives in a nearby village named Source Matelas with her husband and 3 children: ages 8,7 and 3. Her husband Fortenaque is a driver for Mission of Hope. Lydia is currently expecting another child in the coming months. We are very excited for her!



Age: 28
Began working at Three Cords: 2013
Favorite Product to Make: Totes
Favorite Bible Verse:
Psalm 23
“It is good to understand that God is our shepherd, and He guides us.”
What do you like to do in your free time?
“After work, I like to attend her local church, relax, help my kids with their homework lessons, and watch them play outside.”
If you could travel anywhere, where would you choose?
“The USA. I bet it is incredible.”

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