Lawino Esther and Atimango Dorothy - Construction of a Produce Store

Lawino Esther and Atimango Dorothy – Construction of a Produce Store

Date grant awarded: August 2019

Run by 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.

These women usually experience such challenges give the community and environmental changes. Lawino Esther, on 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 now finds herself n a position where she is taking care of many. Given the economic needs of raising children, she found that through agricultural farming and produce, she is able to secure income and send all the children to some degree of education. “Therefore, it’s 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 hard earned produce and also to continuously act as a one stop Centre to unite as many women as possible for sharing about the life challenges that we go through and how to mitigate them.