Video: Who made them?
As well as hoping that you will buy and enjoy the lovely things that they’ve made they would also like to share their stories with you...
"We hope you enjoy what we have made. We have enjoyed making them. Before I was lost, I was helped and I want to give something back.”
“My husband died in 2004 when my children, Ritah, Ndego, Night and Deborah were very young. He had been very sick and when he died I was thrown out of my home by my in-laws. They took all of my property and I had no where to live. I was left with nothing and I had no way of earning a living. I came to the Kampala with my children in search of work.
“But I became very sick – a volunteer health worker from Tusitukirewamu womens group came to my home. I later found out they had heard about me and visited me as part of their community outreach. With care and support from womens in the group I was able to access treatment and get well again. Now I am on anti retroviral drugs. They also helped me to get training in tailoring & knitting from TASO (the Aids Support Organisation).
“These women saved me and and now I embrace the group because I want to give something back. I started volunteering with them in 2006, now I works for the organisation training guardians, vulnerable youths and commercial Sex workers who want to learn skills so they can change their lives. I want to help others change their lives the way I was able to change mine“