By the time she was 14, Evelyn already had a daughter, Aber Kevin, and was struggling to care for her new family in an area ravaged by war with few economic opportunities. Now at Mend, Evelyn has the chance to provide for herself and all of her children. Working as a tailor gives her the power to create something and to be a part of a positive movement in northern Uganda. Kevin, now 14 is in primary seven and ready to enter secondary school next year. She dreams of becoming a doctor…far more than Evelyn ever dared to dream for herself at that age.
But working at Mend has given Evelyn new hope for the future. She has bought a bike for transport, furnished her home and begun saving to buy a plot of land to build a permanent home. The life that Evelyn is able to give her children ensures that they will experience full and happy childhoods.
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