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When Aline reached in senior 2, she became pregnant and dropped out of school, her father and mother were already separated and she was living with her mother but she was mistreated and harassed for the situation. She later decided to go with her little sister to live with her father. “ life was not easy for me because it was just struggles, losing hope because of staying home, living with stress even if my father had accepted to stay with us.” Saya Aline

UWINGENEYE Aline, is 23 years old, she is the eldest in the family of 5 children. She was born in a modest family but her parents were living in domestic violence where the mother couldn’t leave her alone with her father at home.

When Aline reached in senior 2, she became pregnant and dropped out of school, her father and mother were already separated and she was living with her mother but she was mistreated and harassed for the situation. She later decided to go with her little sister to live with her father. “ life was not easy for me because it was just struggles, losing hope because of staying home, living with stress even if my father had accepted to stay with us.” Saya Aline

At a point Aline was invited to the WSFs and local leaders to attend a meeting at Cell level to select girls to join a community girls’ group in order to follow life skills conversation. She was taught on different topics such as power, gender, GBV, SRH, setting goals in life and VSL methodology. All the topics were important in learning about self, exposed girls to new information that would facilitate them in being more expressive. Aline share that on the topic of power, she started feeling that she too has power despite the life she finds herself in, that has also encouraged her to work hard and realize her dream.

As a result for joining the group, she has been encouraged to save some money in the community girls’ saving group. “Started saving in the group wasn’t easy for me, but as someone who have settled a goal, I found a solution by weaving and selling mats in the community. I have been able to buy a goat with the money I have got from the share-out of the group.” The community girls Saving group is continuing well and she has plans to buy a pig soon, but still, with the ultimate goal to buy my own cow in 2020 and learn about tailoring. “I feel confident and open when am with my fellow girls and WSFs. I am able to stand in front of them by conducting a session. In addition to that, my fellow community girls have believed and appointed me to be a girl champion at Women space because one of the girl champion from our cell have dropped out, she went to live in other district.”

“I would like to thank RWN and Kvinna Till Kvinna for bringing this important program to us, as it has empowered young girls in the way they weren’t expecting it in our lives, for believing in a better future.”
UWINGENEYE Aline, is 23 years old, she is the eldest in the family of 5 children. She was born in a modest family but her parents were living in domestic violence where the mother couldn’t leave her alone with her father at home.

When Aline reached in senior 2, she became pregnant and dropped out of school, her father and mother were already separated and she was living with her mother but she was mistreated and harassed for the situation. She later decided to go with her little sister to live with her father. “ life was not easy for me because it was just struggles, losing hope because of staying home, living with stress even if my father had accepted to stay with us.” Saya Aline

At a point Aline was invited to the WSFs and local leaders to attend a meeting at Cell level to select girls to join a community girls’ group in order to follow life skills conversation. She was taught on different topics such as power, gender, GBV, SRH, setting goals in life and VSL methodology. All the topics were important in learning about self, exposed girls to new information that would facilitate them in being more expressive. Aline share that on the topic of power, she started feeling that she too has power despite the life she finds herself in, that has also encouraged her to work hard and realize her dream.

As a result for joining the group, she has been encouraged to save some money in the community girls’ saving group. “Started saving in the group wasn’t easy for me, but as someone who have settled a goal, I found a solution by weaving and selling mats in the community. I have been able to buy a goat with the money I have got from the share-out of the group.” The community girls Saving group is continuing well and she has plans to buy a pig soon, but still, with the ultimate goal to buy my own cow in 2020 and learn about tailoring. “I feel confident and open when am with my fellow girls and WSFs. I am able to stand in front of them by conducting a session. In addition to that, my fellow community girls have believed and appointed me to be a girl champion at Women space because one of the girl champion from our cell have dropped out, she went to live in other district.”

“I would like to thank RWN and Kvinna Till Kvinna for bringing this important program to us, as it has empowered young girls in the way they weren’t expecting it in our lives, for believing in a better future.”