By Olive Ngamita
Photos by Bershaza Katorobo
Every morning, Pamela followed the same routine. She would wake up early in the morning to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner for her two children. But, like many other women in her community, the Kamwenge refugee settlement in Uganda, she didn’t have the basic skills to prepare healthy meals.
In 2018, Pamela joined AVSI’s Graduating to Resilience Activity, where she received coaching in best nutrition practices, business selection and management, savings, and financial literacy in her ‘Masangi-Kakoona’ group. Sadly, for many months, she was unable to constantly attend the coaching, farming, and saving training because her two-year-old daughter Fortunate fell sick.