The UK Government has just announced new funding to support HALO's work making land safe in Angola. This includes funding four more teams as part of our 100 Women in Demining Project, creating a space for women like Olimpia to become empowered, taking control of their own future and helping shape their communities. This is Olimpia's story.
My name is Olimpia Nduva Chicoma Dala, I live in Lobito, Angola. I am 27-years-old and I have a five-year-old daughter called Valaria and a son, Fernando, who is three—they are really great kids! Before I began working for HALO, life was a struggle. I worked many jobs—in a salon, as a cashier in a shop and tried to earn money by selling clothes and shoes. It is really hard for women to find work in Angola, especially for my generation.