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Nabirye Jesca

Nabirye Jesca is from Buzaaya Kisozi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 10 children. Jesca was the only girl born in a family of six siblings. When two of her children became malnourished, Jesca joined an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center in 2012. After graduating from the program, her two children improved and regained their health. She has been a member of the Tusubila Craft Group since 2018. Through the craft group, Jesca is able to pay school fees for her children, and one of her children is now finishing school to become a teacher. With her basket sales, she hopes to invest in livestock in the future. Jesca enjoys talking with friends in her free time and says she is able to do so in the craft group.

Namagaya Sylivia

Namagaya Sylivia is from Naluwoli, Kantu, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 6 children. Sylivia grew up with her paternal grandmother because her parents divorced and her father died when she was nine years old. She paid her own school fees and reached level P-5 in school. One of her children became malnourished and she lacked breastmilk, so she joined an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center in 2017. She received positive results, as her child improved and she was able to breastfeed. Sylivia joined the Tusubila Crafts Group in June 2018 after learning about it at the Nutrition Education Center. Through the craft group, she has been able to pay for her children’s school fees, basic needs at home, and even purchase a pig. With her basket sales, she hopes to expand her livestock production, build her own home, and continue paying for her children’s education. Sylivia enjoys coming to the crafts group and socializing with her friends, and says she feels joy in doing so.

Nabirye Tabitha

Nabirye Tabitha is from Bugeywa, Kamuli in Uganda. She in the mother of six children, five of whom are in school. Tabitha grew up with a single father and has three siblings. She reached level P-5 in school. When one of her children became malnourished in 2017, she went to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. The child improved and now attends school. Tabitha has been a member of the Tusubila craft group since 2017. Her husband has three wives and does not provide much for the family, With her basket sales, she has been able to pay for school fees and basic needs for her family. In the future, she hopes to continue paying school fees for her children and eventually construct her own home. With her free time, Tabitha enjoys travelling to other places and watching the news.

Namagaya Sylivia

Namagaya Sylivia is from Naluwoli, Kantu, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 6 children. Sylivia grew up with her paternal grandmother because her parents divorced and her father died when she was nine years old. She paid her own school fees and reached level P-5 in school. One of her children became malnourished and she lacked breastmilk, so she joined an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center in 2017. She received positive results, as her child improved and she was able to breastfeed. Sylivia joined the Tusubila Crafts Group in June 2018 after learning about it at the Nutrition Education Center. Through the craft group, she has been able to pay for her children’s school fees, basic needs at home, and even purchase a pig. With her basket sales, she hopes to expand her livestock production, build her own home, and continue paying for her children’s education. Sylivia enjoys coming to the crafts group and socializing with her friends, and says she feels joy in doing so.

Lubaale Christine

Lubaale Christine is from Naluwoli, Butansi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of 8 children- 4 boys and 4 girls. She grew up in Jinja, Uganda and is the 5th born out of 17 siblings. She was brought into the Tusubila Craft Group in 2014 as a designer because she had good knowledge of weaving. She helped the group create more appealing designs. From her involvement in the craft group, she has made friends, pays for her grandchildren’s school fees, and buys food and basic needs. In the future, she hopes to expand her pig project to create more income and construct a new house. In her free time, Christine enjoys making crafts, working with her pigs and listening to gospel music.

Namukombe Sharon

Namukombe Sharon is from Nakanyonyi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the single mother of one child. Sharon grew up with her paternal aunt and has seven siblings. She reached level P-7 in school. She came as a youth to the group in 2015. With her basket sales, Sharon has been able to afford basic needs and look after her child. In the future, she hopes to buy goats and hens for income security to provide comforts for her family. With her free time, Sharon enjoys singing and dancing.

Babirye Eseza

Babirye Eseza is from Naluwoli, Kibumba Ainebyona, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 3 children. Eseza was raised by a single mother who was a subsistence farmer. She is the 5th born out of 8 biological siblings, but her mother also looked after 10 other children. She reached level P-7 in school. She heard about the Tusubila Craft Group while taking part in an ISU-UP agricultural group, and has been in the group since 2014. Through her basket sales, she has been able to make friends, learn valuable skills, pay for her children’s school fees and basic needs, as well as save some funds for emergencies. In the future, she would like to learn how to use a sewing machine so she could open her own tailoring business. In her free time, Eseza enjoys chatting with friends, showing others how to make baskets, and teaching her children what she knows.

Kwagala Susan

Kwagala Susan is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda and is a person who is deaf and cannot speak. She is the mother of three children. She grew up with her three siblings after losing both her mother and father when she was young. She reached level P-3 in school. Susan moved to Naluwoli to separate herself from an abusive husband. She has been a part of the Tusubila Crafts Group since 2018. With her basket sales, Susan is able to purchase food and basic needs. In the future, she hopes to purchase a sewing machine and make clothes to generate income. With her free time, Susan enjoys dancing and feeling the music.

Bakali Safina

Bakina Safina is from Bwiza in Uganda. She is the mother of five children. Safina grew up with both parents and has eight siblings. She reached level P-5 in school. When she grew malnourished and lacked breastmilk for her child in 2019, she joined an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. She improved and joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2019. With her basket sales, she has paid school fees for her children. In the future, she hopes to continue paying for school fees and basic needs at home. With her free time, Safina enjoys singing and dancing.

Nabiryo Prossy

Nabiryo Prossy is from Naluwoli, Butansi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 6 children, and the youngest is currently 8 years old. She is the second of four siblings. Prossy reached level S-4 in school and then joined a tailoring course. She has been in the Tusubila Craft Group since 2017 after hearing about the group from a friend. Because she already had tailoring skills, she was able to learn basket-making easily. Through the craft group, she has been able to provide school fees and scholastic materials for her children, as well as purchase her own pig. With her basket sales, she hopes to one day open her own tailoring business to sell her products. She also hopes to see all of her children through school. In her free time, Prossy enjoys singing in her church choir and making baskets.

Namwase Besi

Namwase Besi is from Butansi, Kamuli in Uganda and is a person who is deaf and cannot speak. She is the mother of four children. She has one sibling and reached level P-4 in school. Besi learned about the Tusubila Craft Group through a friend who described the income generation opportunities available, and has been in the group since 2017. Her husband does not support her, and Besi has been able to create her own income through the group. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay for her children’s school fees and books, as well as purchase basic needs. In the future, she hopes to repair the roof of her house and continue paying school fees.

Mukyeyaya Catherine

Mukyeyaya Catherine is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 11 children. She grew up with her father, mother and her father’s second wife. Altogether she has 4 siblings and step-siblings. She reached level P-3 in school. When one of her grandchildren was abandoned by its mother and became malnourished, she took them to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. The child grew up well and is now in nursery school. Catherine heard about the Tusubila Craft Group at the Nutrition Education Center and has been in the group since 2016. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay school fees for three of her children and two of her grandchildren who are in school. In the future, she hopes to continue sending the children to school and eventually construct a house because she is now living in a single-room. In her free time, Catherine enjoys meeting with friends and gaining knowledge from them.

Lubwama Aisha

Lubwama Aisha is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 8 children. She is the 6th born out of 10 siblings and reached level P-7 in school. Aisha went to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center when she was pregnant with one of her children and not in good health. She improved after going through the program, and that child is now 6 years old and healthy. Aisha heard about the Tusubila Craft Group from a friend and already knew how to make baskets, so she joined the group in 2016. Her children were originally behind in their education, but with her basket sales she was able to send them to private school to improve their standing. The group has also given her income to fall back on in case of an emergency. With her sales in the future, she hopes to continue educating her children to higher levels than she attained. In her free time, Aisha enjoys visiting her friends and talking with them.

Nabirye Betty

Nabirye Betty is from Naluwoli, Kamuli, in Uganda. She is the mother of three children. Betty is the second born of six children, and grew up with her mother after her father died when she was eight years old. She reached level P-7 in school. When one of her children became malnourished in 2017, she took them to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center and their condition improved. Betty has been a member of the Tusubila Crafts Group since 2017. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay school fees for two of her children and purchase a goat. In the future, she hopes to get capital to open her own tailoring business in order to make more income. With her free time, Betty enjoys singing and playing games.

Nabirye Madina

Nabirye Madina is from Nakanyonyi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of seven children. Madina is the second born of 15 siblings, and grew up with her paternal aunt. She reached level P-4 in school. When she became anemic and unable to produce breastmilk during her pregnancy in 2018, Madina went to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center and improved. She has been a part of the Tusubila Crafts Group since 2018. With her basket sales, she has been able to educate her children and pay four of her children’s school fees, as well as save some money for emergencies. In the future, Madina hopes to purchase a sewing machine and sell clothes to generate income. With her free time, she enjoys singing and dancing.

Nanangwe Zaina

She lives in Nakanyonyi and has 8 children. A single father raised her and she is the third born of five children. She did not attend school at all. She went to Nakanyonyi NEC because she had a grandchild who was malnourished. The child improved. She joined the crafts group in 2017. She got to know about the group when she went to Naluwoli hall to attend poultry training and found the group meting there as well. Benefits: She has been able to obtain money to pay school fees for her grandchildren and buy other basic needs at home. Future plans: Continue paying school fees for her grandchildren and be able to provide all her needs. For fun, she loves singing.

Namugaya Catherine

Namaguya Catherine is from Nakanyonyi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of eight children. Her father passed away when she was young, so she grew up with a single mother and four siblings. Catherine reached level P-1 in school, but had to drop out early due to her father’s death. She heard about the Tusubila Crafts Group from a friend who was able to purchase livestock with her income from baskets. She has been a part of the group since 2017. Catherine is a widow, and her basket sales have helped her afford basic needs for her family and pay school fees for one of her children. She was also able to purchase some chickens for extra income. In the future, she hopes to purchase more livestock and educate her other children. With her free time, Catherine enjoys chatting with her friends and showing others how to make baskets.

Nanangwe Jamila

Nanangwe is from Nakanyonyi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of eight children. She was the last-born of five siblings, and was raised by a single mother. Jamila never attended school. When one of her grandchildren became malnourished and sickly in 2017, she took them to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. The child improved and is now a strong boy. After she went to an ISU-UP poultry training, she saw women making baskets and joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2017. As a widow, Jamila’s basket sales have helped her purchase basic needs and school fees for her children. In the future, she hopes to invest in livestock to continue increasing her income. With her free time, Jamila enjoys meeting and talking with her friends.

Namuganza Nuubu

Namuganza Nuuba is from Nakanyonyi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of eight children, six of which are in school. Nuubu was raised by a single mother, as her father died when she was young. She has one brother and one sister. She reached level S-1 in school. Viola became a client of an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center when she was pregnant and very weak. She eventually gained her energy back and joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2017. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay for basic needs, school fees, and scholastic materials for her children. In the future, she hopes to purchase livestock, help her children stay in school and purchase a sewing machine for additional income. With her free time, Nuubu enjoys watching movies.

Wambuga Florence

Wambuga Florence is from Naluwoli, Kibumba Ainebyona, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of 9 children. She is the firstborn of three siblings, and grew up with her father after her mother died when she was young. She reached level P-5 in school. When one of her grandchildren became malnourished, she took them to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. The child improved and now lives with its father. Florence’s daughter was initially working with the Tusubila Craft Group, but when she became pregnant she urged Florence to go in her place and continue creating income. She has been in the group since 2018. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay for her children’s school fees and basic needs. In the future, she hopes to continue educating her children and eventually purchase livestock. With her free time, Florence enjoys dancing.

Babirye Irene

Babirye Irene is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of 4 children. She is the 5th born out of 10 siblings. Her family was not in a good economic state and she could not continue going to school past level P-7. When one of her children became malnourished, she went to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center in 2012. Her child improved, and is now very strong. She heard about the Tusubila Craft Group from the Nutrition Education Center, and wanted a personal income so she did not have to depend on her husband. She has been in the group since 2018. Through her basket sales, she has been able to buy scholastic materials, school fees, medical bills, and saves money to purchase goats. Irene says she now feels more confidence to make decisions because of the group. In the future, she hopes to expand her goat production and eventually buy land. With her free time, Irene enjoys singing in her church choir.

Eronda Eseza

Eroda Eserza is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 3 children. Eseza is the 5th born of 15 siblings, and reached level P-7 in school. She joined the Tusubila Craft Group in September 2018 after hearing about its benefits from a neighbor. Through her basket sales, she has been able to pay for her children’s school fees as well as basic needs such as clothing. In the future, she hopes to educate all of her children and eventually expand into livestock production to improve her standard of living. In her free time, Eseza enjoys dancing.

Saidah Nangobi

Saidah Nangobi is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She does not have any children. Nangobi is the 6th born out of 15 siblings. She lost her mother when she was 13 and grew up with her step-mother. She reached level S-3 in school. Nangobi came to join the Tusubila Craft Group in July 2018 after she heard about the group from her neighbors and admired her baskets. Through her basket sales, she has been able to pay for basic needs and even receive capital to open her own mobile money business. In the future, she hopes to expand and open an additional mobile money branch to increase her income. With her spare time, Nangobi enjoys making her baskets.

Nakawoma Justine

Nakawoma Justine is from Naluwoli, Kibumba Ainebyona, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 6 children. She grew up in Jinja, Uganda with her older sisters. Her sister’s husband had eight wives which made things difficult. Justine reached level S-4 in school. She joined the Tusubila Craft Group in 2017 because she admired the women in the group and had knowledge of craft-making. Through the craft group, she has been able to pay for her children’s school fees, basic needs, gain more knowledge and skills, and start a livestock production with two pigs. In the future, she hopes to educate all of her children and pay for their school fees. In her leisure time, Justine enjoys visiting with her friends.

Babirye Eseza

Babirye Eseza is from Naluwoli, Kibumba Ainebyona, Kamuli in Uganda. She is a mother of 3 children. Eseza was raised by a single mother who was a subsistence farmer. She is the 5th born out of 8 biological siblings, but her mother also looked after 10 other children. She reached level P-7 in school. She heard about the Tusubila Craft Group while taking part in an ISU-UP agricultural group, and has been in the group since 2014. Through her basket sales, she has been able to make friends, learn valuable skills, pay for her children’s school fees and basic needs, as well as save some funds for emergencies. In the future, she would like to learn how to use a sewing machine so she could open her own tailoring business. In her free time, Eseza enjoys chatting with friends, showing others how to make baskets, and teaching her children what she knows.

Kaudha Margret

Kaudha Margret is from Namayandha, Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of 10 children. She is one of four siblings and grew up with her single mother in her grandmother’s house after her father left when she was young. She reached level P-5 in school. When one of her children became sickly, she went to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center to help feed her children. When another one of her children became malnourished and diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, she came to a Nutrition Education Center a second time and the child improved. Margret joined the Tusubila Craft Group in September 2017 because she lacked income. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay for her children’s school fees, buy chickens and with her income from the chickens buy a goat. In the future she hopes to keep her children in school and eventually open her own livestock business. With her free time, Margret enjoys making baskets and dancing with her family in the evenings.

Namulondo Sylivia

Namulondo Sylivia is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of 10 children. She is the 6th of 7 children, and grew up with her siblings after both of her parents died when she was young. She reached level P-7 in school. When one of her daughters became pregnant very young, she went with her to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center in 2015. Her daughter and unborn baby improved, and the child is now 4 years old. Sylivia heard about the Tusubila Craft Group from the Nutrition Education Center and joined the group in 2016. Through her involvement in the group, she has gained valuable skills and is able to pay school fees. In the future, she hopes to continue educating her children and start a dairy production to increase income. With her free time, Sylivia enjoys singing.

Naigaga Elizabeth

Naigaga Elizabeth is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of 4 children and has 3 grandchildren. She is the last-born of 6 siblings, and grew up with both parents. She reached level P-5 in school. Elizabeth came to the Tusubila Craft Group through her grandchild, Marion. Marion was a part of the group but had to go to school, so she sent Elizabeth to continue gaining income for the family. Through her basket sales, Elizabeth has been able to educate Marion, dig a pit latrine and provide for basic needs at home. In the future, she hopes to educate Marion to higher levels. With her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys chatting with her friends.

Nangobi Florence

Nangobi Florence is from Kananange, Nabwigulu, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of 5 children. Florence is the 8th born out of 12 siblings, although only 7 are still alive. She reached level P-6 in school. When she became malnourished and lacked breastmilk to feed her baby, she attended an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. After the program, both she and her baby improved and are currently in good health. She heard about the Tusubila Craft Group at the Nutrition Education Center and wanted to gain income and knowledge of valuable skills. Florence has been in the group since 2018 and has been able to pay school fees for her child who attends secondary school. In the future, she hopes to continue educating her children and eventually purchase goats. With her free time, Florence enjoys singing.

Babaranda Monic

Babaranda Monica is from Namayanda, Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of seven children. Monica is the second born of three siblings and was raised by her paternal aunt. She reached level P-7 in school. When one of her children became malnourished, she took them to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center in 2017. The child improved, and Monica joined the Tusubila Crafts Group in 2017. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay school fees and basic needs for her four children who are in school. Monica has also been able to purchase several ducks with her basket income. In the future, she hopes to continue paying school fees for her children and receive a better market for her products. In her free time, Monica enjoys taking care of her livestock.

Kasuubo Norah

Kasuubo Norah is from Kiwungu, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of five children. Norah grew up with both parents, although her father died when she was 9 years old. She has nine siblings. Norah did not attend school because her father did not believe in educating his female children. When one of her children became malnourished in 2016, Norah took them to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center and they improved. She has been a part of the Tusubila Crafts Group since 2017. With her basket sales, Norah has been able to pay school fees for three of her children as well as purchase a goat. In the future, Norah hopes to continue educating her children and purchase her own home, as she is renting currently. With her free time, she enjoys singing and is in a church choir.

Nabirye Jamawa

Nabirye Jamawa is from Baliawalala, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of five children. She had five siblings and grew up with a single mother. Jamawa reached level P-7 in school. When she became malnourished in 2014 and could not produce breastmilk for her child, she went to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. Both she and her baby improved, and she has been a part of the Tusubila Crafts Group since 2017. With her basket sales, Jamawa has been able to purchase basic needs, chickens and send three of her children to school. In the future, she hopes to gain capital to open her own clothing business. With her free time, Jamawa likes to go out and sing around town.

Kaudha Justine

Kaudha Justine is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda and is person who is deaf and cannot speak. She is the mother of five children. She grew up with a single mother and four siblings, although only one is still living. Justine did not go to school. When two of her children became malnourished in 2016, she took them to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center and they improved. She has been a member of the Tusubila Crafts Group since 2016. With her basket sales, Justine has paid school fees for two of her children. In the future, she would like to purchase the materials for a new house. With her free time, Justine enjoys dancing and styling her hair.

Nanyombi Ester

Nanyombi Ester is from Kiwungu, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of seven children. Ester grew up with her mother and 12 siblings after her father died when she was 10 years old. When Ester became malnourished during her pregnancy in 2016, she went an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. She and her unborn baby improved, and the child is now three years old. Ester has been a member of the Tusubila Crafts Group since 2018. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay school fees for five of her children and purchase a chicken and goat. In the future, Ester hopes to expand her livestock production to swine as well as make rental houses for additional income. With her free time, she enjoys preaching the gospel and singing in her church choir.

Nangobi Safuya

Nangobi Safuya is from Tibasima, Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of five children. She is third-born of nine siblings, and grew up with both parents. She reached level P-6 in school. When one of her children became malnourished and she couldn’t produce breast milk in 2018, she went to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. Both she and her child improved, and her child is now 5 years old. Safuya has been a part of the Tusubila Crafts Group since 2018. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay school fees for three of her children and purchase a goat. In the future, she hopes to invest in additional livestock to gain income and send her children to higher levels of education. With her free time, Safuya enjoys singing and dancing.

Nanangwe Jamila

Nanangwe is from Nakanyonyi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of eight children. She was the last-born of five siblings, and was raised by a single mother. Jamila never attended school. When one of her grandchildren became malnourished and sickly in 2017, she took them to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. The child improved and is now a strong boy. After she went to an ISU-UP poultry training, she saw women making baskets and joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2017. As a widow, Jamila’s basket sales have helped her purchase basic needs and school fees for her children. In the future, she hopes to invest in livestock to continue increasing her income. With her free time, Jamila enjoys meeting and talking with her friends.

Mbasalaki Viola

Mbasalaki Viola is from Kiwungu, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of three children. Viola was raised by a single mother and has six siblings. She reached level P-5 in school. Viola went to an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center in 2016 when she became pregnant and was malnourished. Her condition improved and she joined the Tusubila crafts group after hearing about it at the Nutrition Education Center in 2017. With her participation in the basket-making group, she has learned skills, and paid school fees and basic needs for her young children. In the future, she hopes to invest in livestock and gain capital for her own business. With her free time, Viola enjoys visiting friends, parents and relatives.

Nabirye Jamawa

Nabirye Jamawa is from Nakanyonyi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of five children. Viola grew up with both parents and has nine siblings as well as nine half-siblings. She reached level P-6 in school. When one of her children became malnourished in 2014, she joined an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center. The child’s state improved and they are now in nursery school. Viola joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2017. Through her basket sales, she has been able to pay for school fees, scholastic materials and basic needs for her family. In the future, she hopes to continue paying school fees for her children to attend higher education as well as basic needs. With her free time, Jamawa enjoys playing soccer.

Nabirye Jane

Nabirye Jane is from Nakanyonyi, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of seven children, six of whom are in school. Jane was orphan and grew up with her paternal aunt. She had one brother and one sister, but they are no longer living. She reached P-7 in school. When one of her children became malnourished, she joined an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center in 2015 and the child improved. Jane joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2016. With her basket sales, she has been able to pay school fees and basic needs for her children. In the future, she hopes to continue paying school fees for her children and purchase land to grow her own crops. With her free time, Jane enjoys singing and watching T.V.

Kifuuku Ruth

Kifuuku Ruth is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She is the mother of four children. Ruth grew up with a single mother and has four brothers. She reached level S-3 in school. Ruth joined an ISU-UP Nutrition Education Center in 2015 when one of her children became malnourished. Her child improved and she joined the Tusubila craft group in 2015. With her basket sales, Ruth has been able to pay school fees, install a solar electricity system in her home and purchase a bicycle. In the future, she hopes to educate her children to higher levels and put them in boarding school, as well as purchase a sewing machine for additional income. With her free time, Ruth enjoys hanging out with her family and seeing new places.

Kirabo Ruth

Kirabo Ruth is from the Mayuge district in Uganda. She is the mother of one child. Ruth grew up with a single mother and has 12 siblings. She reached level S-4 in school. She joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2016 when she heard a job announcement. Her involvement in the group has allowed her to learn new skills and earn money for basic needs and school fees for her own child as well as her niece and nephew. In the future, she hopes to sustain her life and open a business of cultural items. With her free time, Ruth enjoys playing football and basketball and praying.

Tafumba Caroline

Tafumba Caroline is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She grew up with a single mother and three siblings. She is currently in level S-4 in school, and wants to be an agricultural engineer. Caroline joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2016 when she heard about it at school. With her basket sales, she has learned new skills, earned school fees and basic needs, and made many friends. In the future, she hopes to continue paying her own school fees, start a piggery and train her friends on how to make baskets. With her free time, Caroline enjoys reading novels and playing soccer.

Itaama Racheal

Itaama Racheal is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She grew up with both parents and has eleven siblings. She is currently in level S-4 in school, and wants to be an accountant. Rachael joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2018 after hearing about it from fellow students. With her basket sales, she has purchased scholastic materials and funded academic field trips. In the future, she hopes to continue funding her own basic needs and provide financial assistance to her parents. In her free time, Rachael enjoys playing badminton, reading, and listening to music.

Naiguga Marion

Naiguga Marion is from Naluwoli, Kamuli in Uganda. She grew up with her grandmaother and has three sisters. Marion is currently in level S-4 in school and hopes to go into the tourism industry. She joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2016 when she heard about it from one of her friends. With her basket sales, she has paid for her own school fees and bought chickens. In the future, she hopes to continue paying her school fees and purchase a goat. With her free time, Marion enjoys making baskets and playing soccer.

Alikoba Winnie

Alikona Winnie is from Nakanyonyi, Kamuli in Uganda. She grew up with both parents and has five siblings. She is currently in level S-4 in school and hopes to be a teacher. Winnie joined the Tusubila crafts group in 2015 when she heard an announcement at school. With her basket sales, she has purchased her own school fees, basic needs and a goat. In her free time, Winnie enjoys playing netball and volleyball.

Mundu Irene

She stays in Bwiza Namasagali. She is a mother of 8 children. She is the second of 10 children and grew up with both parents. Education level is senior four. She went to Bususwa NEC because her child was sickly and malnourished. The child improved and is in good condition. She joined Tusubira crafts group in 2017, after learning about it from Shillah who visited the NEC and told them about it. Benefits: Obtaining new skills in weaving and obtaining money to pay school fees for her children and buy other basic needs at home. Future plans: Continue paying school fees for her children and invest in livestock (goats) For fun, she enjoys being with her family and visiting her friends.

Nambozo Eva

She is a senior two student at Naluwoli Secondary School. She lives in Kabutanula village, Naluwoli and stays with both parents. She is the fourth of five children. She learnt about the group from her sister in law who was already a member of the group. Benefits: She obtains money to buy scholastic materials. Future plans: To be able to provide school fees and other scholastic materials she needs to complete school successfully. For fun, she loves singing.

Baziba Dorothy

She lives in Naluwoli and has 6 children. She grew up with the father only and one sibling who passed on. Education level is primary seven. She went to Naluwoli NEC because she lacked breast milk and had a malnourished child. She joined the crafts group in 2016 and she learnt about the group from Dorothy when she visited their NEC. Benefits: School fees for her children, basic needs at home and she has bought chicken and goats. Future plans: Construct a house, continue paying fees for her children and invest more in livestock. For fun, she loves singing and dancing.