Photo of Banina

Age: 43

Lives: Manafiafy

Stitch embroiderer since: 2014

Number of children: 4

Number of grandchildren: 4

Specialist designs: The story of the mother in law who doesn’t like her daughter in law

Greatest Stitch achievement to date: “I am able to be independent for the first time.”

“I am disabled so I can’t do physical work like weaving. Now that I am learning embroidery I have the chance to support my family for the first time. That makes me happy. I can be an independent woman.”