By Mukose Arnold Anthony
Like many Ugandans who relocate from rural areas looking for greener pastures around Kampala, Luzira Kirombe in Nakawa division a Kampala slum has become a housing place for all sorts of vulnerable people mainly children and single mothers who earn a living by correcting polythen bag from garbage points.
Having suffered by the Joseph Kony’s Lord Resistance Army civil war in North and Eastern Uganda, single mothers who make up 90% of the area population with 4 to 10 children have looked for all ways of earning a living and ended up in Kampala living a misery life with a high birth rate.
A group of good Samaritans led by Sumayiyah Muwonge of SUMMIE CARES, area KCCA lord councilor Alice Amony and Jemie Mcginlay the first British to join hands with Sumie conducted their routine visits to slums only to meet shocking and unpleasant lives.
This is the area where dumping sites have become gardens, where mothers and their little ones collect , wash and sell polythen papers to the recycling companies which pay them shs500/= making an average sales of 10 kilos a day earning shs5000/= and a total monthly shs150000/= .
It has now become challenging for one to cater for 5 children with necessities like education, welfare, shelter, health among others using the monthly Ugsh 150000/=. And it’s on the above challenging life that SUMMIE CARES have joined hands with other partner to help vulnerable children gain education by offering unconditional free education bursaries.