Miriam’s Dream of Forming Her Own Foundation

Miriam’s Dream of Forming Her Own Foundation

Miriam is a member of IIRR’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Community Conversation Facilitator’s (CCF) team in the Gulu district of Northern Uganda. She took advantage of the Village and Savings Loan Association (VSLA) program that IIRR initiates for its Sexual and...
Joffrey’s Wishes to Become a Wholesaler

Joffrey’s Wishes to Become a Wholesaler

Joffrey is a Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) facilitator in Nwoys district in northern Uganda, some 400 km north of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. He qualified for a loan of UGX300,000 ($100) from a Village Savings and Loan (VSL) group organized by IIRR Sexual and...
Jackie, the Young Sponsor

Jackie, the Young Sponsor

Jackie is only 21 years old and is already a mother of 2 children, ages 4 and 5. When she got married at the age of 15 she lost all hope of continuing her education. She quit school upon completing only primary class 7. By the time she was 17, she had become a mother...
From a Wheelbarrow to a Wheelchair

From a Wheelbarrow to a Wheelchair

Achuka Simon lost the use of his legs from polio as an infant, but he never lost his determination and spirit. As a Primary Five student at Acherer Primary School in North Eastern Uganda, Achuka lives approximately 40 minutes from his school, a distance hard enough...
Atim Vicky Back in School

Atim Vicky Back in School

Atim Vicky, 24, is a classic case of a young girl whose poverty and unplanned early pregnancy made the future appear dim. Atim was born in a small village of Pajja in Nwoya district, Northern Uganda. Like Okot, she lost her father to the LRA when she was 12. Her...