Economic Strengthening in Nakaseke District

Namyalo feeding her piglets
Namyalo Cissy (in her fifties), is a mother of 5 children (3 girls and 2 boys). She is a resident of Namasujju village, Bulyake parish, Kasangombe Sub County in Nakaseke district. She received support from CGC in 2010. By then she was only a small subsistence farmer with very limited sources of survival. She would produce food that was not even enough for her family. CGC gave her one 2 months pregnant pig that same year and things have never been the same for Namyalo and her family.
In 2011, Namyalo's pig produced 10 piglets which she later sold to pay school fees for her children (P.5, P.7, and S.2). She kept on doing this even with the subsequent births. This was a relief to Namyalo and her children because the children had always been sent away from school fees due to lack of school fees. The last one now is in S.1, the other in S. 3 and the other one is pursuing a nursing course.text "kati tebanaddamu kugobwa ku somero. Naye nabali mu sekendule, baganyudwa kubanga tubadde tutunda abaana bayo netusasula school fees zaabwe. Era tuganyudwa nyo nyo kubanga famire yange eyemuse mubye ngigiriza nebyenfuna." "My children have not been sent from school ever since i started. Even those in secondary school have benefited because we have been selling the piglets and with the proceeds paid school fees for them." Says Cissy! Recently, Namyalo had some reason to smile when she sold her mature pig at a whooping price of 500.000/= which she used to pay her daughter's school fees who is now pursuing a course in nursing at Kasana health centre. Namyalo is full of thanks to CGC because even her daughter (Babirye Diana) who had dropped from school was enrolled on the CGC apprenticeship programme where she trained in tailoring and was later given a brand new sewing machine to start her own enterprise. She has now started earning income from repairing people's clothes in the community.
Babirye at work