MEET LILLIAN an inspiring young entrepreneur who's changing her life with a small loan.
BACKGROUND: The Forward Foundation provided a grant to support the pilot of KATI. We were excited to test a different way to help young people to secure a livelihood in a harsh environment. The programme provides the young business owners with a combination of skills, inspiration and funding to set up a business that will enable them to successfully support themselves and their family. Though fighting has ended in the region, the Lord’s Resistance Army have left, but the legacy of the war remains, with very high levels of youth unemployment, young people’s prospects are bleak.
Helen and Tara met Lillian when they went to Uganda in Sept 2013 to meet the young people being supported through War Child's KATI programme.
It was an honour to spend time with Lillian - this 1 minute 30 second video only captures a glimpse of it! Her drugstore is creating such a buzz within her community and we're pretty sure we will be hearing that all of her great plans have come to fruition in the not too distant future.