The story of Ayaa
Her family could not afford school requirements, so she dropped out of school. Her story relates to over 2 million (45%) children who drop out of school in Uganda!
Tina, Ayaa’s mother, who lives in West Nile, Uganda, worked hard each day but could not support her family & afford a meal a day.
She was selected to participate in our program, where she received training, a one-time seed grant and cash stipend to meet basic needs. She started her business and receives regular technical support.
Tina and other women participating in our program are also part of the business saving and loan group, which encourages them to save and invest. Now Tina is able to support her family with 3 meals a day and she also supported her daughter Ayaa to return to school.