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In Buwunga Village, Judith’s dream of becoming a medical nurse was about to be snatched away—along with her childhood. At only 12, she was presented to the man who would soon be her husband. NIRP staff and community workers met with Judith’s parents, explaining the physical and psychological dangers of early marriage, and the country’s laws against the practice.

The wedding was called off. NIRP empowers children and their families in every community by giving them tools and protecting children from abuse and exploitation, including awareness of the laws that protect them. Join us

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Juliet Tumuhimbise 36 years is a member of Twegatte Women’s SHG in Bulando Village in Buwunga Subcounty. During the SHG group meetings, group members are trained in  different life skills among which they are trained in creation of Small scale Enterprises. Trained in livestock keeping and arable crops practices. Juliet lost her husband in 2008 due HIV and AIDS. She survives with 4 children.

Juliet was identified by the group members for our livestock empowerment program by her group members. Where Juliet received a pig in 2010. Juliet had to give back a piglet to another group member when the pig given to her produced offsprings. Before the end of 2010, Juliet’s pig produced 11 piglets and then gave back the piglet to another group member and the original pig become her own. She remained with the mother pig and 10 piglets. Unfortunately 2 of them died due to untraceable causes. But Juliet continued in the piggery project.

She took care of the 8 remaining pigs and sold 6 of them Euro 10 each. She continued rearing the 3 pigs. She remained with only female pigs. She used  the funds to start a small business of selling Charcoal in the nearby trading centre. Juliet’s pigs produced again each producing 9 piglets making it 27 plus 3 mother pigs making it 30 pigs. Juliet took care of the  pigs well and after 2 months sold 20 piglets each at Euro10. She used the funds to buy new iron sheets for  the leaking roof of her house. Juliet continues to prosper in the piggery project. Currently her piggery project has 20 mother pigs. She a happy women and she sends her 4 children to good schools. Morestill the pig dung helps her provide organic fertilisers for her crops making her agriculture products more health hence maximum yields. She says with a smile, even my charcoal business is growing day by day and she has employed another person to help her in the charcoal business. She estimates her charcoal business to worth Euro1,500.

Juliet wants to built a better family house. She says, she will have to make sure that her children attain the best education in life. Thanks to all persons of goodwill;advocates and donors that support our work. To take action to support our work,Click hereImage