Stories from the Field

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...

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...

Florence Wanyana, commonly known, as “Mama Jane” is 18 years old, has two children and lives in Bulenga. Born into a family with 22 children, her father was a butcher and her mother a stay-at-home mom. She dropped out of school in S.1 due to...

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