The Daughters of Kisumu

While she was at school, she noticed some blood on her skirt. She didn’t know what was happening to her and she was too ashamed to say anything.  A friend told her about a man who could get her some sanitary products, so she got some from him. When the next month came...

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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,...

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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...

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Hunting down a witch doctor

  By Rodney Callanan As we piled into cars and drove on the bumpy dirt road in the middle of the night, I couldn’t believe I was part of this undercover operation. It felt surreal – almost like I was in some kind of movie – but it was real. And we were on a...

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Eunice and her kiosk

  Although Eunice had a job working as a pharmacy cashier, she still struggled to break her poverty cycle and could never earn enough to save. She was merely surviving, not thriving. But then her friend told her about Milele’s Group Savings and Loans (GS&L)...

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23 stories and counting

  For 18 years, Pauline’s husband had been repairing shoes to support his five children. Tirelessly he worked day and night, hunched over his table, to bring home an income. But it was only just enough to buy food for the family. So Pauline started her own...

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My trip to Kyampisi

By Anna Baker, DIAS Supporter I’m a midwife in Brisbane who is passionate about education. I want women in Uganda to access a safe place that can renew their health and restore hope. I want mothers, babies and the sick and vulnerable of Kyampisi to receive life and...

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When a bike changes a life…

Earning $5 a day might not seem like a lot to us, but for George, it’s enough to radically change his life. His father left the family years ago and his troubled mother couldn’t care for him, so George left home and decided that street life was a better option. It’s...

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From street boy to top of his class

After living on Bungoma’s streets – miserable, hopeless and rejected – Stephen was given the chance for a new way. You helped give him that chance. He stumbled off the streets and found his way into the children’s home at Restoration Of Hope Ministries International....

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The year ahead

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for what 2019 holds. It feels like this year is ripe with opportunity and I can’t wait to watch the children in Kyampisi, Kisumu, Nateete and Bungoma thrive because of the work you’re doing.   When I think back to last...

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It takes a village… including you

This month marks an incredible milestone for Musana Daniel. He’s graduating from university with a Bachelor of Science (with Maths and Statistics). Our partner Haggai saw potential in Daniel to make something of his life many years ago and has mentored him ever since....

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Shelin: a crusader against child sacrifice

“With hope as the only tangible reality, justice still remains a dream that every victim envisions before they wake up from the ugly nightmare of child sacrifice that smothers a bright future.” These are powerful words from a courageous woman who’s been working to...

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