Santa, Jinja Women's Group Member
We continue to complete common area improvements on our 6 1/2 acres of land, and file the paperwork for our home development project, Our goal is to begin home building during 2020. The governement road work that was going on adjacent to our land seems to be finished! That means we can hopefully finalize the necessary common area improvements in the next few months.
We’d like you to meet, Santa, one of our Ugandan women artisans. We hope that Santa and other women artisans like her, will eventually be able to have a home as part of our home building project. Santa hand rolls the recycled paper beads that you see in our online shop on our web site. She has been a member of our Ugandan women’s beader group for quite a few years. She is a good beader and also sews cloth items on her manual sewing machine.
Outreach Uganda's sales of jewelry and craft products from our online store, and through holiday events and crafts fairs.helps Santa feed her family and buy medicines too. She also can send her children to school. Besides that, it enabled her to start her own personal business. Lastly, she is using some of her craft earnings to save money for a down payment on a home as part of our home building program.
Santa’s household consists of herself, four children and three other dependents. She is 50 years old. Santa fled to Jinja in 1988 from northern Uganda because of the war that was going on there. Besides beading, she earns additional income from her small shop near the port area of Jinja.
We appreciate your continued support and your patience as we continue to make progress on this project which will have a major impact in the lives of those women who will eventually be able to move out of the dangerous slums of Jinja.
Santa Outside Her Shop in Jinja Uganda