Prossy, 40 yrs, has recently transitioned from the beading to the textiles collective.
She could fool you with her stern looks sometimes, but don’t get us wrong, she’s got a great smile when it comes out to greet you. Prossy has a family of six children, two boys and four girls that range in age from 18 to 8 years old. Her eldest child is married, so Prossy counts herself as a “Jaja” to a small baby also living in her own household.
Before Shanti, Prossy was only able to raise money by digging and labouring in a garden; now she is able to support her family with the money she earns from Shanti. A dedicated worker, she is meticulous on buying days, noting down each of the items that she’s sold in a small exercise notebook and bringing that information to the next day to compare her progress.
Prossy is not a native of the area, having come to Luwero District from Singo when she was six. Although she’s been here ever since, she is still currently renting her house;
GOALS: Prossy hopes to save the money she’s making with Shanti to purchase a plot of land where she can build a more permanent home to house her family.