Archive for Category: "Beaders’ Stories – Agwata"

Lanyom Grace’s Story

Lanyom Grace’s Story

Lanyom Grace has nine children.  With her first husband she had six, but her husband was later killed by the rebels during the war.  She is now remarried and has had three more kids with her second husband.  She digs sorghum and cassava on her own. When the war began, she saw so many people [&hellip

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Lato Kelementina’s Story

Lato Kelementina’s Story

Lato Kelementina is fifty-six years old and lives in the Agwata village where she cares for her seven children and five grandchildren.  She lost her husband in the war and lost one child to disease.  Lato spent many years in an IDP camp in Kitgum before coming to Agwata.  Before the war began, her husband [&hellip

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Aryek Anjulina’s Story

Aryek Anjulina’s Story

Aryek Anjulina is seventy-eight years old.  She was born in a village called Lagotee.  She met her husband in that very village.  Together they had 15 children (10 boys and 5 girls) and 49 grandchildren.  While they did have many children together, her husband had another wife.  Before the war, she lived a very happy [&hellip

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Anek Josephine’s Story

Anek Josephine’s Story

Anek Josephine is forty years old.  When she was growing up, life was good even though her father died when she was only three years old.  She was the ninth child in her family.  She was responsible for working in the garden and fetching water.  In 1988, she married.  She got married very young because [&hellip

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Alimocan Jennifer’s Story

Alimocan Jennifer’s Story

Alimocan Jennifer is 32 years old with 7 kids.  When the war first began, the rebels came and disorganized the people.  It was during this time that she got married and managed to have little difficulties.  She was still able to plant cassava.  She remembers a time when her husband was buying blankets in Sudan [&hellip

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Akumu Irene’s Story

Akumu Irene’s Story

Akumu Irene is a thirty-six year-old mother of five children.  Of her five children, one has passed away.  Akumu has a very positive attitude about life.  Before the war, Akumu says that she was very free, and during the war, she still hoped for a better future.  She saved money to help her family have [&hellip

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Adoch Sarah’s Story

Adoch Sarah’s Story

Before the war, life was good for Adoch Sarah.  She came from a family of eight and attended school.  When the war began, she had to stop school, only reaching primary 5 in her studies, and lost three of her family members.  As a result, she married young and gave birth to four children.  During [&hellip

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Aciro Nighty’s Story

Aciro Nighty’s Story

Aciro Nighty lives in the village of Agwata and has been with the group rolling beads for one year.  She has 7 children and cares for her brother’s child as well.  During the war, Aciro Nighty lived in the IDP Camp and stayed there until 2009.  She lost her family and two of her children [&hellip

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Abol Dorine’s Story

Abol Dorine’s Story

Abol Dorine is a twenty-nine year-old woman who came from a family of 9.  Before the war, life was easy with her mother and father.  Once the war came, they were forced to move to the IDP camp and Abol lost five of her siblings.  The war was a very difficult time.  They only ate [&hellip

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Abalo Irene’s Story

Abalo Irene’s Story

Abalo Irene is 28 years old.  She farms sorghum, cassava, sweet potatoes and ground nuts (g-nuts) to sell in Agwata village.  She feels she has a good life.  She has a husband who lives with her and the rest of the family. She and one of her children are HIV positive and at times, this [&hellip

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