Esperança Quissanga

Artisan

Name: Esperança Quissanga

Age: 21 years old

How long have you worked at Fábrica de Sabão and what do you like the most?

I have worked at Fábrica de Sabão since October 2016. What I like the most is making juice.

Fábrica de Sabão has several spaces, which one do you like the most?

The spaces that I like the most at Fábrica de Sabão are: the Juice Bar and MakerMulheres.

What would be the trip of your dreams?

The trip of my dreams would be to go to Brazil.

Favorite dish?

My favorite dish is bean stew.

If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would it be?

The mentor I would choose is the singer, Beyoncé.

Best escape from day-to-day stress?

My best escape from day-to-day stress is church.

What do you say to yourself when facing challenges at work?

Faced with the challenges I encounter at work I tell myself to have patience and that everything will go well.

What has changed in the community with the opening of Fábrica de Sabão?

With the opening of Fábrica de Sabão a lot has changed in the community. The crime rate has been lowered considerably in the neighborhood. More young people are coming to Fábrica for classes and training sessions given by the African Innovation Foundation.