Women's Income Generating Group
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Robina Nalongo Textile Leader
The animated leader of Shanti’s textiles group, goes by many names that are often called joyously across the Shanti grounds; for example, Mama Picot, in reference to the daughter named for Shanti volunteer and textiles group trainer Picot Allen […]
Rose is, at 46 years, the reigning eldest member of Shanti’s vibrant textile group.
Always with a gentle smile, Babirye is a strong and quiet presence in the textiles team.
Daisy, 36 yrs, spends many afternoons a week in Shanti’s thatched hut, with her sewing machine whirring and her feet pumping; her dedication to the group evident.
Jesca, a member of Shanti’s textiles group, has the distinction of being born on Uganda’s Independence Day in 1969.
Prossy, 40 yrs, has recently transitioned from the beading to the textiles collective.
Agnes, 46 yrs, is a lovely presence at WIGG meetings, often with her hair wrapped up in a soft velvet headdress.
Rachael, who has recently transitioned from the beading to the textiles collective, is the mother of four vibrant girls, ranging in age from 26 to 10 years.
Yvonne Ssensuma Beading Group Leader
Yvonne, 51yrs, is Shanti’s diligent and indefatigable beading group leader; she’s never one to miss an opportunity for growth and improvement, and always has at least two or three business projects on the go, besides her invaluable work for Shanti.
Hadijah, 41 yrs, is a dedicated member of our beading group.
Although Veronica, or ‘Vero’ as the group sometimes calls her, is only able to sign her signature with an inked thumbprint, the 46 yr old widow approaches every opportunity with a dedication that is impressive.
Rose, is a member of our beading group and also a neighbour of the Shanti volunteers – she lives just down the road from the volunteer home!
Edith, is one of the more petite members of our beading group. She is 50 years old, and proudly states she was born January 8th, 1962!
Teopista, is a member of our beading group, and is rarely seen around Shanti without her youngest son, 13 month old Christopher.