“I believe everyone can achieve their dreams if they try hard enough”.
“I started working in Singapore in 1997. In 2002, I went back home, got married, and decided to come back again 2 years after. Personally, I love being here in Singapore because it is much safer than my hometown. Fortunately, my current employer is really nice. I have been working for the same employer for almost 10 years. Apart from supporting my mom and my daughter in Indonesia, I am also saving up for myself so one day I can make my dream come true.
I love designing fashion, my role model is Dian Pelangi and I want to be like her. She is an Indonesian multitalented fashion designer and my inspiration to take a fashion designing course online. Now, I can sketch fashion designs and sew, but I keep learning to become better. Every Sunday, I go to the mosque to volunteer and teach others how to sew.
I believe everyone can achieve their dreams if they try hard enough. Once I have enough money, I will go back to my hometown and live closer to my mom and my daughter. I will design my own fashion, have my own brand, and open my own boutique in my hometown.”
Istikomah, 40, Indramayu