At 16 years old, Betty was forced to marry a stranger in exchange for a dowry that would be paid to her family. She was mistreated, abused, and treated as a piece of property by her husband. Some days she even feared for her life. Eventually, she fled and was hospitalized from the injuries she endure from the abuse. After she recovered, she decided to stay in Gulu in search of a better life for her and her children. Through working at KKU, Betty has been able to buy household and food items, and has begun to save a portion of her income so she can eventually start her own business and invest in her children’s education.
DREAM FOR FUTURE
“My future plan is to save money so that when my contract expires, I can establish an IGA (small business) to earn a living from.”
FAVORITE THING ABOUT NORTHERN UGANDA
“The most wonderful thing about Northern Uganda nowadays is the rights of people including the freedom of choice that have been reinforced by the authorities.”
FAVORITE THING ABOUT CROCHETING
“I love crocheting because it keeps me busy and away from my worries. Crocheting also earned me an income to support my family.”
“Love means holding your neighbors at heart so dearly.”