I joined a savings group because of future hunger. My husband is dead and I am alone. I needed to plan for the future. I sell onions, vegetables, and small fish in the market. I buy them wholesale and sell them for a profit. What I like about being in the savings group is not just about the money, but that I find comfort and consolation. When we are together, I feel like I am at home. Some of the people from my old neighborhood in Kajo Keji are here. I see my old friends. It helps me not to worry about the hard things. When you enter into hardships, you can get assistance here in the savings group. I don’t have to knock door to door to ask for money because I save my own money.
I moved to Uganda in 1994. When the first war ended, I moved back to South Sudan. But now I am here again in Uganda until there is peace. When there is peace I will go home again. I have 5 grown children. And this is my grandchild, Sokiri.