Archive for Category: "Beaders’ Stories – Jinja"

Margaret Adong

Margaret Adong

Margaret and her family are renting 1 ½ rooms in Danida. There are 11 in the household including her husband, 8 children ranging from 3 to 20, plus one grandchild (of the 20 year old daughter).Her husband was a porter at a steel fabricating corporation but there was no work and so was let go […]

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Esther Buga

Esther Buga

Esther is 60 and is raising 13 children, 6 of her own and 7 from her deceased sister and brother-in-law. Her husband is ill and is occasionally hospitalized.She lives in Walukuba. She worries about paying her children’s school fees.Esther sells moonfish and makes beads. She hopes for a bigger bead market so she can send […]

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Betty Oweka

Betty Oweka

Betty lives with her husband and 5 children in Jinja.  They moved to Jinja because of the war.  Her husband was captured by the rebels at one time and though he survived, he was maimed.  Betty makes beads and tailored items.  She cleans a local church for extra money.  She hopes to start a business […]

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