Saraphina

Saraphina

Saraphina Saraphina, a 27-year-old mother of five, lives in a peaceful village outside the town of Kikonda in central Uganda. Unlike many of her peers, she is fortunate to have the support of her husband, who is a Village Health Volunteer (VHT), responsible for...
Tereza

Tereza

Tereza Tereza, a 28-year-old mother of three, lives in a small village outside of Kikonda, in central Uganda. She and her neighbors gather in the shade of her jackfruit tree. She is joyful, warm, and laughs freely. Her youngest is a baby girl named Marjorie. Her two...
Monicca

Monicca

Monicca Monicca is known in her community as Nnalongo, a title of respect earned from giving birth to twins. At 42 and with eight children, she lives in a joint family with her sister, nephews, and nieces. With their husbands no longer in the picture, the sisters...
Gift

Gift

Gift Gift, a nineteen-year-old entrepreneur and mother, exudes the confidence and wisdom of a woman well beyond her years. She smiles and holds her firstborn, Ryan Joli, who at seven months old has big, brown eyes full of curiosity and wonder. During her prenatal...
Learning in the Time of COVID

Learning in the Time of COVID

Learning in the Time of COVID Written by guest author Siriman Kiryowa, a Field Research Analyst at Solar Health Uganda The Global Pandemic and Education in Uganda Here in Uganda, students are suffering from the compounded issues of school closings, lack of access to...