Who we are
SisterWorks is a non-profit social enterprise 'Handmade with Love in Melbourne'. We support women who are migrants, asylum seekers or refugees to become financially independent and happily settled in Australia.
We achieve this by supporting and mentoring the women to develop their own businesses in craft or food.
I was doing beading before I joined, but SisterWorks helped me learn how business goes in AustraliaSaida Umurerwas, Rwanda
I am so happy and independent now, and I want to say thanks to SisterWorks for my big changeAlejandra Valenzuela, Chile
I worked very hard, but I made a future for my children and grandchildrenElizabeth Risman, Ukraine
I can make five beanies a day. I knit all day, and make these beanies with love!Ana Maria Pena, Chile
You must have the passion to talk about what you do so people listen to youPamela Mujica, Chile
My food is made with the love of a mother who wants to do the best for her children and familyAlia Sultana, Pakistan
I dream of having my own handbag label, and I hope SisterWorks can help me advertise my brandAndy Lee, Hong Kong
Maybe tomorrow I will be a successful business person. I hope that I will have my own shop.Betty Wehyee, Liberia
Today awake in me the need to share this experience in Reiki; bringing a great tool and make it available for our SisterWork´s community.Carolina Reyes, Chile
Whenever I have a question or need help, I ask somebody at SisterWorks and somebody can help.Evelyne Mirubo, Burundi
Together, we can touch other people with stories of people who don’t have the courage to express themselves.Florence Shinanduku, Congo
With SistersWorks I recovered my hope and I am turning myself into an artistic entrepreneur.Graciella Figueron, Uruguay
I am very aware of the ups and downs of business, and hope that SisterWorks can help me throughout it all.Joumana Charf, Syria
If we get a permanent market, we can advertise, then if someone orders, we can try to make. This is my dream.Lhakpa Chodon, Tibet
I’ve improved my skills because I learn more and more through SisterWorks. Different people help me.Mariseline Minani, Burundi
One must have a good social network in order to get ahead in this country. SisterWorks is helping me find that.Nima Fard, Iran
Thank you, for showing me how to sell my things and make money. I am very, very happy!Petronia Nzurubusa, Burundi
I can continue to work. When I have pain—I just continue.Sido Ndaya, Congo
I manage to make my crafts in between cooking, cleaning, child care, and everything else I have to do.Tsering Wangmo, Tibet
I am grateful to meet other ladies from different parts of the world trying to help each other and the rest of the community.Zahra Jessen, Kenya
We believe every woman can help herself
Every woman has experience, skills and knowledge in life but for those with asylum seeker, migrant or refugee backgrounds, all this is often reduced to a single, disempowering word: Victim.
We believe that every woman has the ability to help herself.