Ellis teaches the women at Amani Liberia to sew on Mondays. He also sews many of the most complicated pieces, such as clothing with tricky pleats and zippers.
Ellis is a happily married man. He met his wife years ago when he was training to become a tailor, but he waited to pursue a relationship with her. “I first wanted to make something of myself”. He began a small tailoring business, which he still runs part-time. He and his wife have now been married for six years and share a two-and-a-half year old little girl.
Ellis whole-heartedly believes in equipping women with skills for a brighter future. “We need to get more people to work here and encourage them to learn. We have more sisters in the community, and Amani can help them.”
Ellis isn’t just helping to empower this generation; he also has his sights on the next generation of Liberian women, especially his daughter. “Amani can help me help myself to send my child to school.”