Luz’s Story: No longer ‘a piece of porcelain’

For 18 years Luz stayed at home, ‘doing nothing, without studying’ and felt that her husband didn’t want her to study or work and treated her ‘like a piece of porcelain’.

She worried about how her husband would react to her participating in the B-MINCOME employment training programme. The first few weeks were ‘awful’; her husband wouldn’t speak to her. But with the support of her children, her teachers and fellow students, who she now sees as her ‘family’, and she has been able to ‘move on’. Although it has been very hard, she feels better everyday and that she is ‘becoming myself again’.