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
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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
Christine is age 40 and lives in a rented home (one room and kitchen) in Bugembe. She supports her 5 children, ages 3 to 14 plus 2 girls ages 17 and 8 of her sister who died. Christine’s husband died in 2000. They had moved to Jinja in 1991 because of the war. Christine earns
Beatrice is 40 years old and has been a widow for 14 years. She had 3 children but one has passed away from malaria. She comes from Gulu and fled to Jinja in 1993 because of the rebels. The rebels burned down her house and killed her husband in Gulu. Beatrice sells fish and beads
The family lives in Danida. There are 9 in the household which includes her husband, 6 of her own children ages 5 months to 13, plus a niece (child of her sister whose father died). Her husband does occasional contract work picking up scrap to sell to a steel rolling company. She makes beads.The family
Santa is age 45 and is renting a room in the Masese area of Jinja. Her husband died in 1994. She lives with her 4 children ages 13 to 22 plus 3 dependents. She does distilling to earn income and has just recently started beading. She had moved to Jinja from Kitgum in 1988 because