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My name is Yassin Ssemwogerere and I am 50 years old. I grew up in a polygamous family and didn’t get much of a formal education, so early on I learned how to fend for myself. In my culture, when a man comes of age, he...

SAFINA NAKITENDE Safina, 19, has known poverty all her life. She lives in Kito village situated in a wetland a few miles from Kampala city and home to low-income earners. She was raised in a large family of 11 and was only able to go to school...

By Devin Hibbard, CEO: Street Business School & BeadforLife Why has Street Business School - a program focused on helping increase their income - a semi-finalist in the Billion Acts Hero Awards sponsored by @PeaceJam Foundation? It is because the link between economic scarcity and injustice...

MEET AGNES HAKIZIMANA Family has always been an integral part of Agnes’ life. The beautiful, soft spoken, 32-year old proud mother of four grew up in poverty in the Kisoro District of Western Uganda. Agnes’ mother struggled to support her and three siblings after her father...

By Devin Hibbard, CEO and Co-founder of Street Business School-by BeadforLife. Incredibly honored to be featured in the podcast Finding Impact, run by the brilliant and refreshingly human @AndyNarracott. In it, I talk about how true impact happens in the last 18 inches. What I mean is that...

Umazi Riziki was born in Mbale, Namanyonyi sub-county to a family of 7 children. Her father was a chef in a restaurant and her mother was a hair dresser and tailor. Umazi started living with her uncle when her mother died. She dropped out of...

We have seen firsthand how truly impactful Street Business School's grassroots model is.  As we visit and revisit our students, we have seen that our training impacts not only our courageous female students but also their families, their communities, and the environments in which they live.  In...

We were honored to be recognized by People in this feature that delves into our history, yet describes our Street Business School foundation of entrepreneurial training and empowerment for women. In 2011, Teddy Namuyiga was desperate. She was living with her three daughters outside Kampala,...

CEO and Co-founder Devin Hibbard was featured in this podcast recently, offering a deep dive into our history and our future with Street Business School. Listen to the full episode >>...