Akwir Irene

Akwir Irene

Akwir Irene has spent the majority of her life running—from rebel soldiers, family disputes and an unhealthy marriage. Today, she is able to settle safely with her children and to build a peaceful life with the money that she earns at KKU.

“I have already started caring for eight chickens and one goat and I hope that I can continue to work in agriculture so that I can afford to send my children to school.”

“The most beautiful thing about Northern Uganda today is the expanding women’s rights. Whereas we were once walked upon and given no rights, today our local leaders are helping us become independent and gain respect.”

“Thank you for all that you have done for our lives already and please continue to work in Northern Uganda so that we can all afford to send our children to school so that their futures may be bright.”

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  1. Nicole Bussard

    Dear Akwir Irene,

    I got my Lola hair bow today in the mail. It is two colors of blue and absolutely beautiful! I work in the Bahamas for Disney Cruise Line and love to wear big bows in my hair. This one will be perfect for at work and during my free time, I think Minnie Mouse will even really love it! Thank you so much for all your beautiful creations and all the love and hard work you have put into them! I pray for the best for you and your children!

    Lots of Love,

  2. Connie Eggers

    Dear Akwir Irene,

    My daughter bought one of your hats for me, and I just wanted to write to you and say thank you very much! It is black, so it matches my jacket and gloves, and it’s also very, very soft! I’m happy that you have been able to find some economic security for yourself and your family, and I send many good wishes your way. Thank you so much for your work.

    All the best to you and your family,