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women’s stories

When her husband passed away from AIDS, Justine became the sole caregiver for her five children. She raised food in her garden for her family, but after attending the SBS training, she learned that she could be earning and saving even more. She's now saving...

At Street Business School, we believe in every woman’s potential to build a brighter future for herself and her family. We believe in GRIT. At 43, Esther Awino epitomizes the term “GRIT.” She survived forced marriage and repeated challenges, determined to educate her daughters and give...

Determined to change her family's circumstances, Faridah took a course learning to make liquid soap, but found she had no capital or skills to start and manage a business. Street Business School's entrepreneurial curriculum helped her identify the resources to get started and believe in...

Juliet discovered that SBS helped her see potential in herself and in her life that she had not known was there. She now sees transformation not only in her life but in the lives of her family, as well....

Medius Busingye showed a natural aptitude for running a business, until robbery and Covid-19 made her fearful of trying again. After completing the SBS training, she is rebuilding her business and her savings. ...

Odiira is a joyful mother of three who persevered through many challenges. After participating in a Street Business School training, Odiira gained the skills and, most importantly for her, the confidence to start a microbusiness in her community. ...

In the last two years, the pandemic has strained every aspect of operations for organizations in the social sector. Nonprofit organizations (NGOs) saw drops in funding, higher costs for goods and services, and a simultaneous increase in need in their communities. As the pandemic enters...

“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” –W.E.B Dubois! Coach Hadijjah Namuwaya is a determined mother of four. She grew up with her grandmother in Namagabi in the outskirts of Kayunga, but when she became pregnant during her last year of high...

Phionah Ayebare, a joyful young mother of two daughters, is known by friends and family in Mbale as “Mayi Scrap.” Mayi Scrap, loosely translated as “Mother Scrap,” is a name she recently earned when she started a successful scrap plastic recycling business in her community. Previously,...

“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...