From Despair: Chased Away from Her Home Alum, one of the newer Jinja women’s group members, is working hard to save down payment money so she can own her own home as part of our Jinja Home Ownership Program. She looks forward to the day when she can move out of the slums where she […]
Archive for Category: "Beaders’ Stories – Jinja"
Adiyo Grace lives in the Masase slum area and sells sweet bananas. She buys the bananas wholesale from the riverbank. They are grown on the islands in Lake Victoria. She lives with her husband and five children and just recently joined the group. Her husband is a fisherman but these days, there are no fish. […]
Alum Christine has six children and recently moved to Jinja from northern Uganda. Her husband, who was a fisherman died in 2011. Her husband’s family then sent her away. She sells silverfish from the river bank. Her children range in age from 4 to age 18.
Atto Margaret has lived in the Jinja area for 17 years. She has six children in all but some of them are now grown and live elsewhere. Her 3 boys are away in the village with their aunt. She has three girls, ranging in age from 7 to 17 who live with her here in […]
Florence Okidi, age 36, is a mother to 8 children—4 boys and 4 girls—whose age range from 15 years to 3 years old. Other members of her household include her husband and brother-in-law. Florence moved to Jinja from Pader district because of the war. It is her 3rd year in Pittek and before joining, she […]
Christine is 46, married, and has 8 kids. She also takes care of her nephews since their father died of AIDS.She came from Gulu to Jinja 20 years ago to flee from the rebels and LRA. She is struggling with school fees, food, general finances.
Agnes Aciro is 25 years old and cares for 2 children of her own plus another 10 year old who was her brother-in-law’s child but because of a misfortune is now hers. Her husband struggles in search of contract jobs. So she is extraordinarily thankful to finally have some income she can contribute herself [from […]
Santa Okot is 47 years old and lives in the Walukuba area of Jinja with her husband and 6 children ranging in age from 13 to 24 plus 4 orphans. Some of the children are in school. Santa’s husband is not presently working. They have lived in Jinja for 20 years. She drums and dances. […]
Mary is 45 and married but shares her husband with 2 other wives. She had 12 children but 6 have died. Currently in her household there are 6 people. They are renting a house in Walukuba East.Mary lived in Pader and moved to Jinja 10 years ago. In Pader rebels burned down her house, killing […]
Lillian Abong, age 37, is a widow with 5 children who lost her husband to HIV/AIDS. She herself is also infected. Besides selling beads, she also performs hairdressing out of her house. Lillian hopes to make enough money to one day buy her very own house which would have a room dedicated exclusively to hairdressing […]