Having trained as a hairdresser, Albert is determined to find work in a salon
Albert is deaf and is the eldest of six children, brought up in a very poor family. Rwanda Action supported him through school and his chosen training in hairdressing. He graduated just before the pandemic put the country into lockdown and has struggled to find work in this area.
Undeterred, Albert started work at the tea plantation so that he did not have to depend on his parents. He has proved o be a hard work and has already almost doubled his monthly wage. Having bought some essential clothes and shoes, he began saving to buy a cow. He already has 110,000 of the 150,000 Rwf that he needs.
He is still determined to succeed as a hairdresser, so once he has the cow, Albert plans to continue working on the tea plantation to save enough to support himself through an apprenticeship.
We have trained his parents in sign language and they now enjoy richer communication as a family and Albert is confident that he can communicate with future clients as a hairdresser. We really admire his positivity and determination to build an independent future for himself.