Baylor College of Medicine
Children’s Foundation - Uganda

Through hard work and perseverance

Kiden Eseza, 23, is a mother of one child. She lives in Wabinyonyi Village in Nakasongola district where she stays with her parents after the boyfriend denied taking responsibility of the baby. Before joining the program, she used to run a stall and her dream was to start up a ‘Duuka’ shop, selling items like sugar, posho, beans, millet, soap, and second-hand clothes. With her EDA grant of 500,000, she bought iron sheets and more items for her shop as well as made a deposit on a weighing scale, which she cleared with her savings from the peer leaders training. Today, she has been able to increase her Duuka daily sales from 20,000 to 60,000. With this money, she has been able to pay for her bible study class, and recently graduated as a Pastor. She has been able to support her young sister with school fees and scholastic materials. She hopes to buy a solar panel and a small refrigerator to expand her business.

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