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Stories From the Field

Harriet Nakibuuka, 31, is hardworking and ambitious. The skills she learned from Street Business School (SBS) have allowed her to continue working toward her dreams, even during the COVID-1 19 pandemic. After years of living in extreme poverty, Harriet graduated from SBS in 2017. Harriet’s entrepreneurial spirit...

27-year-old Hadijjah Tewalikisingakata lives in Kampala with her husband and three children. Her journey from an unemployed woman to a business owner who demonstrates persistence, courage and resilience is an example of the transformational power of Street Business School (SBS). Before joining SBS, Hadijjah did not...

Saida Awori is resilient, adaptable, and works hard, especially when challenges arise. Saida joined Street Business School (SBS) in 2017 after hearing a bullhorn announcement in Mutungo, where she lived. Saida was a stay-at-home mother to three children and her husband was unemployed. Together, they lived...

“Celebrate the beautiful moments in life” –Prossy Namakula Prossy’s Street Business School journey began as a small-scale farmer near her home district of Mukono. She sold cassava, sweet potatoes, beans and vegetables to generate income to support her family. When Prossy heard about SBS, she was...

The Trip A mother's wish: My daughter Megan and I recently went to Uganda to experience firsthand the incredible work being done by Street Business School (SBS).  It was so special to take this trip with Megan because we have both been involved with BeadforLife/Street Business...

Before our business training, Sandra was selling old newspapers and candy on a mat in the streets. She could only afford one meal a day. She wasn't able to pay medical bills when her baby got sick. Sadly, her baby passed away at 10 months...

Rebecca’s dream was to become a midwife, but this all changed when she became pregnant while still in school. The men in her life were frustrated and discontinued paying her school fees. Life became miserable as she again became pregnant with the same father who...

“If it was not for my work I would be finished by now.” – Nagitta Prossy   For Prossy, hard work gives her joy. It has empowered her to raise her children after her husband died seven years ago. “Hard work keeps the smile on my face,” she says.     Prossy is...

Marcelina Aceng has pieced together her tailoring skills, her new Street Business School business training and her life experiences to create her own pathway out of poverty. She is motivated to grow her business so she can educate her children and build a house. “I...