Thirty-year-old Alworo Santa was sad and lonely – her husband had left her and their five children to marry another woman. Now a part of Rwok-tek, she says that life is a little easier. She has earned enough money beading to buy two goats, food, shoes, and she can now pay for rent and some
Archive for Category: "Beaders’ Stories – Kitgum"
Unable to return to her home village of Madi Opei, Aloyo Margreat came to Kitgum after living in an IDP camp for eighteen years. A forty-eight-year-old widow and mother of eight children, she has a grocery business and does beading. In the future, she hopes to live in a concrete home instead of a hut.
Twenty-nine-year-old Aciro Betty did not know how to bead until joining Rwok-tek. She is now becoming educated, learning English, and realizing that the future can be better. Aciro claims the hardest thing in her life was going to the IDP camp. She said that in the camp people did not help each other. Now as