Grace
26
Uganda
Bead Maker
Widowed
3 children

My name is Grace and I am 26 years old. I am from Lamwo district, which used to be part of Kitgumu before they separated the two. I grew up in a family of 7 where there were 4 girls and 3 boys. My mother managed to pay for my school fees up to senior 2. After I finished school I married a man who was a student in the northern province of Uganda, he had to stop his schooling early due to the war. My husband died while I was pregnant last July in an accident. Now I have 3 kids, 2 girls and 1 boy ages 8, 5 and 11months old. I started beading with Rwanda Partners in 2004 by rolling beads for other people while getting paid at the same time. My hope for the future is to pay all school fees for my kids!