Cosmetology classes give mother hope after prison

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“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1

God doesn’t hold our sins against us—so why should we let others live in condemnation for their mistakes? You have the opportunity today to give women like Sana a second chance.

Sana had served six years in prison. Those years could have ruined not only her life but also the lives of her children. Many women in her situation leave prison without any means of supporting themselves. And, the stigma of incarceration often brands them forever. Their relatives might not accept them back into the family home, so they must resort to women’s shelters or prostitution.  

But this didn’t happen to Sana.

Prison program gives inmates second chances

Friends like you supported a program that helps female inmates in Sana’s former prison prepare for life outside their cells. It offers job skills training and certification in:

  • Cosmetology
  • Baking
  • Tailoring
  • Embroidery

And, inmates may take additional classes in:

  • Literacy
  • English
  • Computers
  • Physical fitness

The program aims to help incarcerated women either find jobs after their release or to help them open their own shops.

Sana gets her second chance

Sana took classes in cosmetology, and she started using her education as soon as she left prison. She met one of her former teachers at the local bazaar one day, and told the BGR partner that she was now working out of her home and earning enough money to support her two sons and one daughter. She could even send them to school!

Help other women discover new life after prison

Your gift toward a vocational training course will help other vulnerable people like Sana learn how to take better care of their families. Your gift could help a father learn to weld or a single mother learn to sew. It could even help another inmate from Sana’s prison get ready for a new life.

Open up the BGR Gift Catalog and give today.

Your Sunday School class could team up to give $400 toward vocational training and tools for someone like Sana. It could be more than a second chance. It could be their best chance at a good life.