Government Grant Will Help Disabled Single Mother Create Daycare Center
by Rebecca Nakanwagi
(Kampala, Kampala, Uganda)
I am a single mother aged 47 years. We are four children in our family. My father died; my mother is still alive, but very old.
I have two children both boys: one aged 22 and the other 13.
The father of my children denied responsibility for them in fear of public opinion.
I was educated only to secondary level. This was due to the death of my father.
According to my mother, my disability began when I had just started walking.
My backbone is curved (a big harp appears at the back), my right leg is limping and my left hand is weakened at the upper joint.
All this makes my movement very difficult. I need the support of a walking stick.
I stay in a rented house of three rooms for which I pay more money.
I have to pay tuition to my two children.
From home to my place of work I use public transport which makes my life so difficult moving from one vehicle to another.
When it rains, things become complicated. At times I reach my place of work late.
Hospitals are very far also. I go by public means. Going to the market, I use motorcycles to take me there and back.
I have a small job that pays me but it not enough to provide for everything I need.
I want to start a day care home but I luck funds.
I am seeking a grant to enable me to start a daycare center that wil generate more income for me.
For this I need a well-furnished house.