Our stories – Betty

Training and work
A little step out of poverty
Betty is a 35 year old widow who lives in the Kireka slum. She has 5 children but two other sons of her deceased brother also live with her.
Betty has a very hard time looking after her large family without a permanent job. She couldn’t afford to send her children to school and what little she occasionally managed to earn she spent on food.
However, her life changed when she had the opportunity of joining the Kireka Women Group which teaches women to make necklaces, bracelets and other gadgets to sell to tourists who visit Kampala. With a regular income, she manages to send her children to school, pay for rent on a house and buy a small plot of land in Gulu, her birthplace.