Coming out on the other side

My friend texted me after she had read the “Happily Never After” story that I featured on this blog last week. She asked whether I was only writing about Ugandans that had overcome abusive relationships and I told her that if I got an opportunity to interview those outside Uganda, I would definitely take it…

Happily Never After

Little girls dream of the day when their fathers will hold their arm, walk down them aisle to hand them over to the  man of their dreams to live happily ever after. However, for some Ugandan women, the case of happily ever after is a tale that has remained in the story books and Telemundos.…

I Am The Lost Son

Last Sunday, I returned to the spot where I met Jaffari. I had came with glad tidings. Some readers of Jaffari’s story driven by compassion sent me mobile money to help him start his dream business.  But he was not there, I stood confused. As I turned to leave, there was a young man in…

  Homeless Kampalans – Jaffari’s Story

 After three years in Luzira prison, Jaffari is back to his spot in the city. Back to homelessness. Back to sleeping under the bare sky. Unsure of where to start from.  Prison gave him food and shelter, but the streets give him hope and freedom. The a 23-year-old narrates his story. “ My father run…

A positive outlook: Leaving No One Offline

“Is it possible that everyone can be connected to the Internet?” I wondered. During the session themed  “A positive outlook: Leaving No One Offline’  at the Stockholm Internet Forum, my thoughts wandered to Fudencia, a 70 something year-old widow in my village. She is taking care of her five grand children. Unfortunately, Fudencia cannot read…

The elephant

To tame an elephant, catch it young or make sure that it is born in captivity, she will never know her power. You will use her in the circus to entertain humans, You will ride on her the safari to see other animals, You will use this elephant as crane for construction projects, and you can use her in…

“I have a plan”

” I have ever made 100 dollars. You know how? Someone hooked me up with a white man at the Sheraton that wanted my services, he was going to pay me well. I was 19 and I was hot. I thought 20,000 shillings maybe. So I put on my best clothes and there I was…