FANCY YELLOW DRESS
Amina sells second-hand clothes in Namatala. She chose to sell clothes because she loves fashion and dressing well. Amina’s favorite outfit is her “fancy yellow dress.”
The women of 1000 Shillings have formed a community in which they provide support to each other. Amina is especially lucky to be neighbors with two women in 1000 Shillings, Peace and Magret. This trio looks after each other, they help with each other’s children, support each other’s businesses and care for each other if one is sick. The community that has formed through 1000 Shillings, evident in the relationship between Amina, Magret and Peace is arguably the most powerful aspect of the 1000 Shillings program.
Amina describes her relationship with Magret and Peace:
“We are friends. We help each other with feeding and taking care of children. When the other falls sick, we help them go to the hospital. Sometimes, we lend each other money to pay for rent. It’s really helpful to have this community to support each other. I love to be their friends and in 1000 Shillings. We can solve problems. “