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    Boosting one business in Nakivale Refugee Settlement

    Day 171

    Freshly Baked

    “The single mothers in Nakivale never cease to amaze me.”

    Andrew from the Alight team has seen how incredible some of the single mothers in Nakivale Refugee Settlement are – as sole providers and care takers, they need to navigate a difficult landscape while at the same time caring for the needs of their kids. It’s a bit job.

    “Many single mothers find themselves doing labor in farms,” he said. “But not everyone can handle that.”

    One group of moms decided to band together to do something different – open a bakery! They’re just getting their business of the ground, and like all startups, they needed a little capital.

    Andrew and the team put their heads together to think up ways to help. And together with the Nakivale Rotaract Team, they came up with a list of items that the ladies would need – and they set to work getting them!

    With this little boost, the moms will be able to make enough freshly baked buns to sell at the nearby school, and other people who pass by!

    “Many women move long distances to look for work in people’s farms, leaving them less time with their families,” said Justine, our partner in Nakivale. “With this support, the women will now be able to work from safer places, and closer to their homes.”

    The group’s leader was ecstatic. “We’ll become the main suppliers of buns in this community!!”

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