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A Story of HOPE: Amoding Esther

An Unplanned Pregnancy in Extreme Poverty Amoding Esther walked into WAGRAU’s office pregnant, desperate and alone. The “father” of her unborn child was never “in the picture”, and her own father threw her out of the family home for being so “careless”.  One thing we all know is - sex happens. And so do unplanned pregnancies, particularly in a country where 50% of women say they have experienced sexual violence*. In this remote village of Serere people are trying to survive on an average of $1.04 per day**; adding another person to the family can literally be a survival tipping...

Meeting Deborah Akello

Deborah facilitates a Women’s Empowerment Group in Serere, Uganda. Deborah Akello is a force.  If you get her speaking on the subject of marginalized Women and Girls, you’ll feel like pulling up a podium and finding an audience. She’s passionate, brilliant, articulate and determined. Deborah graduated 8th in her class from Ugandan Christian University Law School, a private university in Kampala, through a sponsorship program called Village2Village. While Deborah is from a remote rural village, and grew up in poverty, her peers at university were the children of government officials, and leaders at large NGO’s. To this day they don’t...

The Circle of Life for Women in Uganda

These images depict an evening of a teenage mother's life regardless of if she is married or not. It is a life we are raised to do from childhood and the only difference now is that their babies have to come along because there is nobody to babysit them later on a feeding bottle or formula to be left behind. If one is 'lucky', then their first born daughter of 3-5 years, whom they most likely gave birth to at 13 years of age, or younger sister can tag along for two reasons, one to help carry the baby as...

Why Building Together Is So Important

As seen in some of the pictures below, we train under various tree shades shifting by the direction of the tree shade. We stay near the road and so all the dust from the passing cars and motorcycles is inhaled by us but most importantly by the babies that are as young as one month old that the young skilling mothers come with. The babies are asleep beside their mothers because we don't have a nursery or the capability to rent one. Secondly, we run the very first and only abuse shelter where in we mostly have teenage mothers who...

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