My name is Agnes and I am 29 years old. I am from Kitgumu District where I grew up with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. My grandmother raised me after my parents divorced and remarried. I stopped attending school in P4 since my grandmother was not able to afford it. Once the rebels began to kidnap girls in Kitgumu, I decided to go live with my mother in Acholi where I met and married my husband. I am now widowed with 3 kids. I have 2 twin girls who are 6 years old and 1 boy who is 7 years old. Before I began beading in 2002 with All Across Africa I was crushing stones. My hope for the future it to buy a motorcycle.