Voices from the field

KARITA RELIGIOUS LEADER SPEARHEADS CAMPAIGN AGAINST FGM.

“My wife and I are servants of God who live by example. We are committed to educating our children, raise school fees by rearing and selling goats and committed to not having our girls go through FGM,” says Pastor Christopher. Christopher, lead pastor at Pastor of Africa Inland Church in Karita, Amudat district is one of the Community based …

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LOOKING BACK TO LOOK AHEAD: HOW WOMEN IN HOIMA ARE THRIVING.

Daisy is a beneficiary of a former NAWOU  intervention which ended 3 years ago and does not carry with her the memory of the project but tangible impact to her life. She spoke to NAWOU staff and couldn’t hide her joy about changes her life has experienced. She testified that before the NAWOU interventions and …

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TOUGH TIMES DON’T LAST, TOUGH PEOPLE DO.

As the famous saying goes, “Thank God we do not look like what we’ve been through!” 15 year old Esther’s (not real name) demeanor is a perfect fit for this description. It’s possible that one may never know their true strength until crisis hits and being strong is the only option left. Smiling gracefully as …

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A TALE OF DEFYING SOCIETAL CONSTRUCTS.

Tom (not real name) a resident of Jumbe, the youngest child in a family of five’s life had always seemed to be a viscous cycle of misery. He lost his parents to stress related complications following murder allegations against an in-law in 2012 and with that, his life continued to spiral out of control. Basing …

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