Inside Haggai’s home during lockdown

Lockdown life in Uganda is definitely a change for locals, where so much of life is out on the streets. Usually, small businesses and outdoor markets are the heartbeat of so many Ugandan cities. It’s usually a place where people ride bikes, walk or many cram into small vans or in the back of utes.… Continue reading Inside Haggai’s home during lockdown

A school bursting at the seams

New Seasons is filled with life and joy. Children kick around a plastic bottle on their makeshift dirt ‘soccer’ fields. It’s surrounded by rubbish, with blackboards too small to teach on. The rickety wooden buildings with concrete floors are dark and barely stand up. But the smiles of the children learning inside are big. Haggai… Continue reading A school bursting at the seams

The life of a slum student

In a small rented room, in the middle of a small Ugandan slum, you’ll find a boy called Timothy. He’s 12 but he still shares a bed with his brother, while his mum and sister share a bed in the same room beside them Timothy’s father abandoned his family, leaving Timothy’s mum to take care… Continue reading The life of a slum student

Marie’s story

Marie’s* life was marked by exploitation, rape, substance abuse and alcohol. This was her reality every day as a sex worker on the streets of Nateete. A series of events led her to this life, where she was forced to trade herself as some kind of commodity. Growing up, she experienced abuse, including rape and… Continue reading Marie’s story

Bringing women out of Nateete’s sex trade

Amongst the bustling laneways of Nateete’s slum, you’ll find an active sex trade, where women are selling their bodies to provide for their families. Many of these women are working not because they want to, but because their poverty forces them too. They feel they have no other choice. They put themselves in danger every… Continue reading Bringing women out of Nateete’s sex trade