Sunday, December 20, 2009

nagawa grace, tailor

Her creativity shows up in her modest but imaginatively-decorated banda (traditional round thatched hut), as well as in her sewing. Born in Kampala in 1986, Nagawa Grace married an Acholi man, and in 2006 they moved to Bobi IDP camp.

Grace took part in One Mango Tree's training program in Bobi IDP camp in 2008, and started working full-time at our workshop in July. Now her expanded family (pictured, left) lives in Gulu near the One Mango Tree compound and includes her 88-year-old grandmother, sister, husband, a 5-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl, and her 15-year-old stepdaughter. She's the sole income-earner in the family.

"I pray to God for One Mango Tree to continue and to give me work. Now I have a skill." - Nagawa Grace

2 comments:

Marko said...
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Marko said...

Thank you, Grace for the beautiful handbag which arrived by post today. You do wonderful work. May God bless you in all your endeavors.
Marko from Finland

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