After The Death Of Her Husband, Kiconco Seodius Is Taught How To Make A Living & Support Her Family
"When my husband died in 2011 I lost hope. I got very worried of how I will raise the children. I was just a house wife who had never thought of doing a business."
When my husband died in 2011 I lost hope. I got very worried of how I will raise the children. I was just a house wife who had never thought of doing a business. My neighbor approached me and talked me into joining a network of women whom ULA was training in an entrepreneurship workshop.
They chose a number of women to assist in the rearing of Enkooko Enyankole, meaning Local Chickens in the Runyankole language, as an income generating project, and I was one of them. We were divided into groups and ours was successful. Among members of our group were some who had been trained in nutrition.
In the workshop we were trained on correct book keeping of income and expenditures, and provided us with local hens which I could keep nearby and which gave me eggs for me to sell. This helps me greatly for eggs of Enkooko Enzunga, meaning Exotic Chickens or Chickens White Man Brought, are more expensive and on high demand in the community where I live. And now I do not need to travel to look for a market to get less expensive eggs for myself, and can feed the chickens with local feed.
Through this support by ULA, I have a sustainable income through rearing local hens. My children are able to get a high school education because of the money I earn. ULA has given me a new life. I can educate, clothe and feed my children. I now have a project that is local and easy to manage that helps me to earn a living with my village. My eyes are opened to local opportunities, and ULA stands with me to use them for the benefit of my children and the community where I live.
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