Equipping Formerly Incarcerated Women for Sustainability

Yesterday, Mary who was then residing at the safe home was officially sent off to her family in Tororo. A few days before then she had made a maiden journey home which was to ascertain the possibility of her resettling in with her family members after four years of being away from them. She shared that she struggled to find her way home as several changes had been made on the way and when she finally found the home, she was welcomed amidst tears. Her family had heard that she was jailed and to them it automatically meant a death sentence. They had given up on her and were surprised to see that she finally came home.

Mary was gifted a sewing machine which was handed over by fellow formerly incarcerated women. They advised her to make good use of it and to avoid any situations that could lead her back to Prison.


Some of the Formerly incarcerated women handing over a sewing machine to Mary shortly before she was discharged from the safe home

The sewing machine would help Mary to make use of the tailoring skills she obtained during her re-entry journey at the Safe Home. She hoped to pursue tailoring to be able to sustain her and her son whom she had left in the village when she was sent to Prison.

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