My father could only educate my brothers, so I didn’t attend school at all.
My parents could not even afford clothes for us, so we walked half naked, hiding our nakedness with a piece of cloth at our private parts, and the chest was left open.
We used sacks as blankets.
Something extraordinary was that we used a plant as soap for bathing and washing. Although our life felt cumbersome, we learned how to survive.
“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour
Find margret otubula’s story in Volume 7
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You will find out from their stories that these women are extremely poor. Many of them are widows and many children are orphans.
There is a lack of food and water for these people. Some still live in grass huts that cave in once the grass rots. Children drop out of school because they lack uniforms, socks, or shoes, and the school fees are not paid.
Some families have resorted to eating tree leaves and roots as they can’t buy any food, and they are having trouble growing food due to their lack of rain and resources.
As you read their stories, you will find that although they are dealing with unimaginable difficulties and heartbreak, they do what they can to stay positive and support their families.