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Sponsored Mamas

2015

These Mamas have been sponsored by Gifts to Grandmas in Kelowna and Erika will be meeting with them in July to establish their business. These ladies were the ones left from the initial intake in May 2014. Thank you Gifts to Grandmas!

Esther Achom: 28, married with 3 dependants 10,6 & 3. Currently she works as a tailor making women’s clothing but is on a rented machine. She wants her own electric sewing machine and 3 rolls of kitenge fabric.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $400
Angella Asio, 22, single with 2 dependants 7 & 5. She has completed a two-year Fashion and Design Tailoring course at Meeting Point Fashion and Design school. She currently makes school uniforms and gomesi (traditional Ugandan dresses). She wants an electric sewing machine and 4 rolls of polyester/cotton fabric.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $300
Suzan Tino, 28, married with 5 dependents 14, 9, 7, 3, & 10 months. She owns a tailoring shop. She wants fabric to make school uniforms and 36 metres of kitenge.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $600

Florence Baka, 30, married with 5 dependants 15, 13, 10, 7, & 6. She is a tailor but works on a shared machine some distance from her house. She took a 5-month training course to learn to tailor. She refurbishes old clothes and sells them. She wants a treadle sewing machine, one roll of polyester fabric, and a bag of used clothes to refurbish.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $575

Harriet Lakot, 28, married, 5 dependants 18, 7, 7, 4, & 1. The 18-yr old is a step-daughter. She tailors but her machine is old and worn out so she can only do small jobs. She wants a treadle sewing machine and a roll of fabric.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $275

 

2014

These are the lucky Mamas who received funding in 2014. Through this funding, all their dependents are now attending school. That’s amazing!

Patience Atim, 19, single, 1 dependent 3yrs. She makes and sells paper bead jewellery to a vendor who then sells to the public. Currently she must go across the city and pay to use a paper cutter in order to make her beads. She wants a paper cutter to eliminate this expense and increase her production. She also wants a sun umbrella so that she can sell directly to the public.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $125

Thanks to the students in Mme vO’s class, this Mama is fully funded!

 

Lorna Kalenda, 40, married with 4 dependants 18,15,12, & 8. She knits sweaters for schools and general public customers but is on a rented machine. She wants her own knitting loom and 12 spools of knitting thread. She has purchased approx. $45 of thread already through personal savings.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $550

Thanks to Joel, Fran and Judith, this Mama is fully funded!
Francoise Laku, 38, widowed with 4 dependants 17, 15, 14, & 10. She brews and sells waragi (Ugandan gin). Her husband was killed recently in the South Sudan conflict. Her large brewing barrels were stolen last year and she has been unable to replace them so now brews in small batches which limits how much she can sell. Demand exceeds supply. She wants new barrels and jerry cans as well as a special sieving pan.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $87

Thanks to Louanne M., this Mama is fully funded!

 

Rovence Nakanwagi, 43, single with 5 dependants 24, 19, 17, 14, & 7. She cooks and sells local food in a small market stall. She cooks and delivers her food locally but she also has branched into off-site catering due to customer demand. She is stymied by lack of equipment to fulfil catering orders. She wants 5 saucepans, 12 plates, 48 cups, 24 spoons and 24 forks, two food warmers, 6 serving platters and 3 buckets and a refrigerator. The refrigerator will be kept at her home and used to cool soda for the catering orders.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $500

Thanks to Louanne M. and Lois V., this Mama is fully funded!
Adrine Atuhairwe, 22, single, 5 dependants 15, 14, 6, 5, 4. The first four dependants are from her brother and sister, both of whom are deceased. She cooks and sells popcorn but uses a rented machine. She sells over 50KG of popcorn per week. She wants her own machine, two cans of cooking oil and one 100kg bag of popcorn.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $275

Thanks to Glenmore Elementary, this Mama is fully funded!
Margaret Nakalema, 58, single, 3 dependants 20, 17, 12. She is a matron at a school and sews and sells school uniforms and costumes. She took a 1-year course to learn to tailor. She wants an electric sewing machine and a roll of fabric.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $250

Thank you Fran O. and Judith vO for fully funding this Mama!

 

Marina Achayo, 37, single with 3 dependants 13, 11, & 8. She cooks and sells local food at a market. She wants to open a fish selling stall. She wants to rent a stall, a selling license, a bucket and polythene bags.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $75 (this will include one month’s rent for the stall whereupon she feels the profits will easily cover the rent.)

Thanks to Bree B. and Andrew M., this Mama is fully funded!
Irene Lamara, 30, single with 5 dependants 20 (sibling), 11, 7, 7, & 5. She runs a small salon. She wants a full-head hair dryer, a hand dryer and a washing basin.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $175

Thanks to Bree B. and Andrew M., this mama is fully funded!

 

Janepher Bamulekye, 37, single with 2 dependants 15 & 8. She wants to start a business selling local food. She wants 5 saucepans, 24 plates, twelve plastic chairs and 1 long plastic table, 3 thermos and 36 cups and two charcoal stoves.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $350

Thanks to Wendy and Madeleine E., this Mama is fully funded.
Rashida Saidati,32, single with 4 dependants 14,13,10 & 5. She is a vegetable and tea seller at a market. Her tea is very popular and she can’t meet demand so she wants to expand. She wants 2 saucepans, 3 thermos, 24 cups, 24 small plates and 2 kettles.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $150

Thanks to Bree B. and Andrew M., this Mama is fully funded!
Grace Mesikli, 45, married with 9 dependants 15, 15, 13, 10, 8, 8, 6, 6, & 3. She makes and sells a deep-fried snack food called Jambo Healthy Snacks. She needs better equipment to work faster and make more snacks as demand exceeds production. She wants a deep-fryer, a cooler, and a refrigerator.

Total Needed to Fund this Mama: $625

Thanks to Denise, Dana and Madi, this mama is fully funded!