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Celebration 10 years…
Read our latest blog post as we reflect on the last 10 years of God is Grace Africa!
Meet 2010 God is Grace Woman Faderesi Tumukunde
Federesi was sponsored in 2010 in God Is Grace. She is lives in Wanyange village.
When she got her sponsorship money, she was selling second hand clothes but had stopped because she became sick. She opted to do another business from her home and started selling charcoal but this too stopped because her home was not suitable for a shop since it was not on a main road.
Federesi then bought a sewing machine and she started sewing with the little knowledge she had. Sewing is now her current main business. She buys fabric and makes skirts, dresses and she sells them in the Jinja market.
She has managed to educate two of her children who are both in vocational schools now. One son is studying to become a Mechanical Engineering and her older daughter is soon to finish a course in hair dressing. She still has a child who is in lower classes and she hopes she educate her through senior four.
Faderesi is also learning hair dressing. She wants to open a store to start selling charcoal again, alongside of sewing and hair dressing.
She is grateful to her sponsor who gave her opportunity! She has maintained her home by feeding and educating her children for nine years! And she added that she is also looking better since becoming an independent business woman!
Meet 2009 God Is Grace Woman Christine Nalujja
Christine was sponsored in 2009 and lives in Naminya Village, outside Jinja, Uganda.
Christine has seven children - two in lower level grades, while the others have joined vocational schools. She supports her children’s education from her businesses, selling second-hand clothing. Upon graduating from the God Is Grace sewing class, she received a sewing machine and now has added sewing as an additional means of business.
From her savings, Christine was able to build rental rooms so that she can aquire income from these rooms. She also built her own home which is made of brick and plaster (see photo below).
Christine is so grateful to the sponsor who gave to her through God Is Grace ten years ago! She has been able to take care of her family and prepare for her future.