14-year-old Fatima Ajam started working as a messenger in the manufacturing industry. One of 12 children, she helped her father support her siblings, so they could study – whilst she worked her way up from a messenger, learning to work on industrial sewing machines, to a supervisor position.
Being the hard worker that she is, with a great eye for detail, she eventually landed a job as a sample hand at one of South Africa’s leading design houses.
Because of industry standard, she was forced to retire at 60. Fortunately, after 2 years of unwelcome retirement Jota-Kena has been blessed to welcome her into our family.
Fatima loves the challenge of constantly working on new things and is grateful that her opinion and input is always valued.