A PHOTO STORY:
Mary is the sister of Esther, a 1000 Shillings grant recipient in 2011 and pictured here to the left. Mary saw the success of Esther in the 1000 Shillings program and asked Esther how she could join. These two are neighbors in the Namatala slum, they help watch each others children, and even share clothes. Now they are also both business owners thanks to business grants from 1000 Shillings!
Esther and Mary with their children inside of Mary's home!
Mary pictured in the kitchen of her home.
Mary is a landowner! This is the land she owns in Namatala. She currently uses this land to cultivate a garden and feed her family.
Mary used her 1000 Shillings grant to start a business raising and selling chickens.
Mary earned her business grant by making a limited edition product for 1000 Shillings. Below, Mary works on the scarf she made for 1000 Shillings.