Mayssam is20 years old from Deir al-Zour,  she was forced to flee her home and her abandon her dreams of going to university.  When she first moved to Sweida she was depressed and spent most of her time at home watching TV until she came across Sabbara.

Mayssam has excelled at embroidery and has became one of our top employees -  she has alsomanaged to enrol herselfat the Open University in Damascus.

Mayssam is naturally creative and loves to make her own designs. She also teaches the other women and mentors them.

When asked how it feels to be financially independent she said “ I have never been so confident in myself and in my ability to play a positive role in society. Sabbara has helped me grow stronger and I am so happy that I can study without having to burden my parents”