March 9, 2016
Written by Capable Partner's Program, FHI 360
Luis Vincente lost his father when he was seven years old. From that moment forward, his mother struggled to provide for him and his siblings by taking tenants into their family home and selling items from their farm. Luis began taking small jobs in carpentry and masonry as soon as he turned 16 to support the household expenses and pay school fees. The family was vulnerable, and the future did not look very bright for young Luis.
Fast forward a few years and Luis – bolstered by the skills and confidence he received through the Programa Para o Futuro (PPF) program, an integrated youth program implemented through FHI 360’s Capable Partner’s Program with funding from USAID/PEPFAR – has signed an employment contract with the National Social Security Institute (INSS).