Maureen Mwagale is carrying a child – Eric, (her godson) while she talks and laughs to a group of about 10 women in a small room in Balikudembe Church-Kisenyi. She is wearing a red T-shirt with Kaana (the future is in your hands), the name she decided on for her project.
The Moroto Girls (a name they decided on themselves) are here to listen to a business proposal Maureen pitched to them earlier in the week. She starts expounding on the money-making scheme; on the table sit kilos of beans which are to be shared between and sold by the women. Each is supposed to put Shs100 away at the end of the day for their joint saving account. Eventually, they would make enough to buy sacks of beans and then clothes for sale before reaching their target of opening up stalls in Karamoja to help them support their children.
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