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Two Young Women

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to two young women who would like to take a step forward in securing their future. We are looking for sponsors for these two – Catherine is looking to be sponsored as a Mama Nguvu candidate and Lydia wants to attend tailoring school.

Thank you to Andrew for sharing these proposals.

1. Catherine – total business sponsorship cost: $200

Age: 22yrs
Status: Young mother
Aspiration: Business
Reason: she dropped out in the middle of a course in confectionary and baking.
Her story:
She lives in one of the slums called Namuwongo. She studied until senior four but was unable to continue because of the lack of school fees. Like many girls in this area she joined a training institute to acquire some skills for survival. She studied for two terms but was not able to sit for the final exams as her mother couldn’t raise the final fees.
When she dropped she got pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy who is turning 3yrs very soon. Her desire is to be able to give an education to her son, so he doesn’t end up on drugs or alcohol because of a lack of education.
She has filled in an ISEE Solutions form applying for a business opportunity to start out small and work towards putting her child in school and also leaving her mum’s house soon. She will be making local snacks called samosa and mandazi. She believes that this would give her a good start and because she has the knowledge and knows how to make them, she can be successful.


2. Lydia – total school sponsorship cost:

$150 a month x 4 months = $600

Age: 18yrs
Status: Teenage mother
Aspiration: Fashion Design
Her story;
She got pregnant at the age of 15yrs, she was in senior one at the time. She then dropped out school due to this condition and has never been able to go back to school and pursue her dream.
Speaking to her she said that her dream was doing fashion and design at the later stage after school. She thinks that it is time to get back on her feet as her daughter called Monica is now 2yrs and has some level of independence.
She doesn’t seem to want to join formal secondary school because she feels delayed and her friends have since moved on. She wants to learn how to tailor clothes and have a start from there to get her life going.

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! May your 2018 be filled with health and happiness.

I would like to thank you for your interest in the work that ISEE does in Uganda. Like all charities, all our programs depend on public donations. At this time, I would like to ask you to consider making a recurring donation through our Paypal account to continue to support the work we do to help girls attend school and to empower mothers to support their families. As little as $10 per month can sponsor a Mama or can ensure 10 girls continue their education with the help of a washable sanitary kit.

If you can help us, please click on the recurring donation link on the right of this page. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

We are also looking for support in making our sanitary kits. Most sewing bees are during the week but this Saturday, January 6th, we will be having a sewing bee to accommodate those who want to help but who work during the week. The bee is from 9-12 in North Glenmore. Sewers and non-sewers are needed. Email me if you’d like more information.

If you have fabric (cotton or flannel) that you want to clear out of your home, we are always looking for fabric donations as well!

Last, but certainly not least, I am already starting to put together the next team trip for July 2019. It seems far away but time passes quickly! If you’d like to learn more about traveling to and volunteering in Uganda, I would be happy to meet with you to discuss this opportunity.

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Webale Nnyo – Thank you very much
In Friendship,
Erika van Oyen