Juliet's story

By Helen Walker Date Tuesday, March 8, 2016

My name is Nalukabya Juliet. I live in Kitabaazi in Masaka District, in Uganda. I am 24 years and I have been with AFRIpads for 3 years now, working as a tailor. I am married and I have two children, a boy and a girl.

On International Women's Day women got all the freedom and at least many rights to especially work for ourselves. It is a very important day and I am happy that we celebrate it every year. Women empowerment means freedom to me. 

AFRIpads is empowering me by making me able to look after my kids, and to get them what they need. Especially the basic needs, but also some extra's every now and then. It also helped me to pay my medical bills, by giving me a health insurance. The health insurance is also for my kids, so I no longer have to worry when they get sick if I can pay the bills. So in a way that is giving me freedom as well. 

Not having to worry is also something we give to the girls and women with the product we make. And I am very proud of that, because if you don't have to worry you have more freedom. Happy International Women's Day!

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