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Comfort Yakubu working on her hand-powered machine.
Comfort Pufaba Yakubu, Seamstress
Batiking & Sewing Center (Cape Coast)
Comfort is only 26, but she has already set up her own sewing business, "Prince of Light". By the time she arrives for work at 9 am, the one-room workshop has been opened and swept by her two apprentices – Hannah and Sarah. Their workbenches and hand-driven sewing machines spill out of the room onto a tiny shaded verandah. The premises of "Prince of Light" may be small but Comfort is proud to own – not rent – the workshop. At the moment, Comfort divides her time between making tops for Global Mamas and private commissions. She likes to come up with designs and makes her own clothes, but the walls of the workshop are plastered with posters of different styles for customers to choose from. Evenings are generally spent at home with her mother and sister. Supper is normally a bowl of tuo zafi, another traditional Ghanaian food staple Comfort calls TZ . It's a doughy mixture of ground maize, ground cassava and water served with a vegetable-based stew. After supper, Comfort particularly enjoys watching Nollywood movies, straight-to-video films produced in rapid turnover in Nigeria. When she's not watching TV, Comfort enjoys listening to Gospel music and spends all of Sunday mornings at her local Catholic church.
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