Lawino Esther – Padibe Town Council, Uganda
Construction of a Produce Store
Run by the Orphan Care Women’s Group in Padibe Town Council, Lamwo District, Northern Uganda, Construction of a Produce Store aims to enable women to safely store their hard- earned produce from thieves and wild fires – especially during the dry season.
Lawino Esther, one of the leaders on this project, was inspired to do this work because as a widowed woman who started having children at a young age, she found herself in a position where she was taking care of many children. Given the economic needs of raising children, she found that through agricultural farming and produce, she is able to secure income and give all of her children some degree of education.
Esther says, “It is through this experience that I have thought of calling on my fellow women and young girls with children to stay in a group and share our common problems and fend for ourselves and the orphaned children.”
The grant funds will enable them to construct a permanent produce store that will help all the members of the group to store their produce and also to continuously act as a one-stop Center to unite as many women as possible for sharing and mitigating life challenges.