Furbishing the Salon

Furbishing the Salon

We are excited to be installing our latest purchases for the Salon in the Livelihoods centre. We are excited for being able to better equip more women towards living a self sufficient life. Massive thanks to all those who donated towards seeing the salon and equipment, including all those who contributed through coming to our 5th Birthday in 2016. 

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Favourite moments

Favourite moments

I recently visited all the parents in Uganda that have received loans from us. It was amazing to see how the individuals had used their loan, whether it be starting a new business, or expanding their existing business.

Jocelyn was already selling fruit and veg outside her home and decided that she would increase her income by using the loan she was given to cook and sell somosas and cassava at breakfast and lunchtime.

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Dresses made in our tailoring classes

We have been running various trainings in our Livelihoods program but tailoring is the one that requires the most concentration, skill and persistence. 

These women have been working so hard throughout the year and really enjoy the fact that they have been able to use the skills they have acquired to make their own clothes.

Francis and our tailor, Sharon, are so proud of what the women in these classes have been able to achieve. 

Fixing my Jacket

Both elbows on one of my favourite jackets has worn out. I have had this jacket for many years now, so it is no surprise it is wearing thin. I would like it to last a few more years though. 

I took it into our Livelihoods building one day to see if any of the women we work with wanted to fix me some elbow pads. They were all scared to work on my jacket but this lady was up for the challenge, putting her newly acquired skills to her first paid, tailoring job.  

I am so amazed to sit in class with these women, seeing their determination to succeed in a new skill.