Category: Testimonies

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“CYCC program empowered me with life-changing skills”

Gloria Ariso is 12 years old, a grade four pupil and a secretary in Winyo wa tiye children’s club living in Kaberamaido District with her 43-year-old mother. Gloria narrated that before joining Share an Opportunity Uganda’s Children and Youth Community for Change program, she was illiterate about her rights as a child, was not social...

June 15, 2022June 15, 2022by
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“We used the available resources to construct our new house”

Through the Church and Community Transformation program, share an Opportunity Uganda with support from Tearfund Netherlands has empowered Baptist church members in Kalungu District with training to use the available resources around them to improve their livelihoods. Namatovu Rose is of such community members. A member of Kigasa Baptist Church in Kyamulibwa Sub-county, Kalungu District...

May 16, 2022May 16, 2022by
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Motorcycle repairing uplifting lives of many Youth in Abim District

Lutaya is one of the beneficiaries of Share an Opportunity Uganda’s Youth group in Awach sub-county in Abim District. Through the skills he has acquired, the 27-year-old has managed to transfer the skills learnt to his community. He has employed and mentored youths interested in motorcycle repair. Now a motorcycle mechanic, Lutaya was trained through...

May 9, 2022May 9, 2022by
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“Joining an adolescent club improved my livelihood.”

Through the child-centered, Community Development program (CCCD) Share an Opportunity Uganda with support from Help a Child Netherlands has empowered adolescents through youth clubs with income-generating skills to improve their livelihoods. 18-year-old Lucky Gracious is one of such adolescents. A pupil from Achangali Primary School in Abim District says that being part of the youth...

April 28, 2022April 28, 2022by
When a social group becomes family
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When a social group becomes family

According to the BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 report, the current maternal mortality ratio in Uganda is 336 maternal deaths per 100,000 and the number of children in orphanages has increased from approximately 1,000 in the 1990s to more than 50,000 today. In April 2021, Achii Christine a resident of Barlyech, Awachi sub-county and a...

April 13, 2022April 13, 2022by
Home learning improved my children’s performance in school
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Home learning improved my children’s performance in school

Milly Grace, is a 30-year-old mother of three sons and one daughter. A resident of Abim District, Milly is a caregiver at an Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) within her community. When schools were closed in March 2020 as a result of the Covid19 pandemic, Milly nearly lost hope because she couldn’t believe that her...

April 12, 2022April 12, 2022by
Jessica opened up a retail shop after joining a SHG
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Jessica opened up a retail shop after joining a SHG

Jessica Awilli Teddy is a resident of Aroo village, Barlyech parish, Awach Sub County in Abim district. The 28-year-old peasant explains how Share An Opportunity Uganda (SAO U) has been influential in bringing about change in her livelihood. I am so happy that SAO came to our community to promote development. Initially, our community had...

November 8, 2017August 19, 2020by
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“I now have a happy family ” Alupo’s journey from poverty

Thirty year old Hellen Alupo is a member of Atumakiri Self Help Group (SHG) supported by Share an Opportunity Uganda (SAO U) in Aterait village, Morukatipe parish, Osukuru Sub county Tororo District. The mother of three, of whom one was born with disabilities in 2012 says her child was diagnosed with multiple visual impairments and...

November 2, 2017August 14, 2020by