Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Growth Comes Through Hard Work

I leave in Gulu District bardfe in a family of 12 children also married at the age of 14 years to a man who left me and disapeared by that time i had no money to take care of my five children. One day a freind of mine told me that there was a group who are in need of young mothers like us i won't and resisted my self and they told me that there will be training for us we learn how to make beads and other art pieces then when i got that experience it started making it from home and experience it started making it from home and selling to people really change my life and my children lives cause right now my children gives to school and my problem has reduce cause it has made me to diversity my business from beads making to selling charcoal in sacks when had help so many women in my village


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kicaber Group

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kanyasoka, Gulu, Uganda
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