With the birth of her child drawing near, Rose decided to temporarily hang up her apron and focus on other, less strenuous, ventures – papyrus mats and brick making.
Given both the skills and salary from her work at the bakery, Rose was able to gain access to the necessary materials to begin. Each mat is made from fresh papyrus reeds knitted together by a number of locally hired individuals. Due to the high demand for her mats, Rose decided to apply for another loan from ChildVoice to meet the increasing consumer needs. Now equipped with adequate materials, Rose makes and distributes mats to a number of villages in northern Uganda.
In addition to the mats, Rose identified a brick laying business to sustain her income during the dry season. Since she began, Rose and several hired workers have laid over 10,000 bricks to sell to community members.
With the income raised in these ventures, Rose was able to save a large amount of money in a number of savings groups, which she was able to access in December…following the birth of her baby girl.
On behalf of Rose and her family, thank you. Your donations make it possible for Rose, and a number of ChildVoice graduates to pursue their business goals and provide for their families.
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