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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 >>...

Street Business School was honored to be featured in this Entrepreneur story, which gives a great overview about our work empowering women through entrepreneurial training. Eleven years ago, three American women with no business training started BeadforLife, a fair trade organization in Uganda that paid women...

For more than a decade, Marion Taylor has shared her innate passion for making a difference through her involvement with BeadforLife. She was one of the first volunteers and has supported our Girl’s Education Program. As we continue developing Street Business School, Marion is right...

Grace started her career as a young child. She helped her single mother sell food on market days in Mityana District, where she grew up. The earnings helped pay school fees for two siblings and herself. Sadly, the food sales were just not enough to take Grace to...

Born into a polygamous family, Nuru was raised by her grandfather along with 37 children in the family. Because of her family size and education not being a priority, Nuru was only allowed to complete primary school. After moving in with her brother and trying...