Ms. Madinah Nalunkuuma is the mother of one of Children of Uganda’s students and one of the strong women being supported by our Family Empowerment Program. In 2012, Madinah had a subsistence business selling cattle hooves from which she earned a meager living. The work was hard: she needed to boil the hooves during the day and then had to carry them in a bucket moving from place to place to sell them to different people every evening. The work involved a lot of labor and long journeys for small amounts of income.
Children of Uganda could see how she was struggling and in 2012, under the Family Empowerment Program, decided to support her. FEP enabled Madinah to get bigger saucepans, plates, dishes and other items that made her work much more efficient. The increase in productivity gave her more income.
Today, Madinah no longer travels from place to place to sell her food. The increased income has allowed her to rent a place where she sells her food.
“I don’t earn so much more than I used to but I am secure, and saved from the long distances I used to move. I now can take care of my children and control them when they come back home for holidays,” Madinah explains.
Although she is happy about this achievement, Madinah’s true dream is to own a small restaurant in the village, a goal that would require capital of about UGX 1.5 million. Though this may seem a lofty dream, Madinah is determined and sees the success she’s received as a solid step toward realizing her goals.
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