The pain of rejection knowing that you were unloved surrounded my childhood. As an adult, I aim to open up my heart to love and embrace people the way they are.
I was born in Busegula, Jinja. My father had five wives and 24 children. He passed when I was young and I did not get a chance to see or know him. Our mother remarried and the responsibility of taking care of us remained in the hands of our aunties and step sisters. The struggles and failures that I went through in my life cannot define me anymore. Now, I am married and co-lead a fellowship with my husband who is a pastor.
In 2017, I joined Akola as a jewelry producer. This job opportunity has not only enabled me to support myself and family but connected me to a community of amazing women who are on a journey of transformation. I delight in serving them as a wellness officer. We celebrate in moments of joy and cry in times of trials and tribulations. Their success is my success, and so are their struggles.
The struggles that I was exposed to enabled me to have a different perspective on life. I am challenged to love, listen and notice what is not said by mere words and that is my understanding of grace.
Despite what life throws at us, we can choose to show grace and love to each other.