Christine is one of those go-getters that inspires us. A talented artisan, she also has two other businesses, selling prepared food and brewing the local millet beer. In December, she tragically lost her husband. She is now the sole caregiver for her 4 biological children and another 5 children whom she supports.
As a young girl, Christine faced many challenges. She never attended school; there just wasn’t enough money. Even if there had been money, it’s unlikely she could have risked walking to and from school each day. During the days of her childhood, rebels overtook the land in Northern Uganda. They abducted young boys to be soldiers and young girls to be “wives.” As a young girl, Christine witnessed the torture and the vulgarity of war.
In 1994, she and her husband, Washington, sought refuge in the Acholi Quarter. Together, they have four children and care for five other children. Washington contributed to the family's income by working as a carpenter and a roofer. In December 2020, he fell from a roof while working and tragically died.
Christine would like to utilize her connections in the North to purchase large quantities of millet, a staple grain used in the Acholi diet. She will then sell the millet to customers in the Acholi Quarter. Additionally, millet is a key ingredient in a local alcoholic beverage. She already has a small business making this drink for local customers. By purchasing millet in large quantities, she will be able to increase her profits.
Christine hopes her children can achieve the education she was unable to receive. Her oldest daughter hopes to study tailoring so she can contribute to the financial need of the family.
Christine dreams of returning to the North where life is simpler. She wants to build a home and return to the gardens where she used to grow the family’s food as a child.
Never one to ask for help, Christine needs help now. For just $25, you can help her secure her future and that of her children.