Growing up in a gheto made me start an orgarnisation for vulnerable young women and children

Brenda Nakalembe
Posted September 20, 2019 from Uganda
Miserable child growth made me a founder and CEO of a big women empowernment orgarnisation for vulnerable young women and children
A miserable child growth gave me the strength and confidence to support vulnerable young women and children in my country through opening up a big women empowernment orgarnisation.

My name is Brenda grew up.in a muserable area with no electricity,no clean water,no good housing,high rates of prostistution,drug abuse,school drop outs ,high rates of young women becoming single parents due to rape,discrimination due to gender,cultural factors where girls arent respected or considered in society ,i was sooo think and living with a single mother we had towork together to take care of my siblings and also our education,started mobilising women offerimg craft.making skills under a tree every week,counseling them,offering business tips since am the only girl who was going to school,graduated from university registered the orgarnisation with authorities extended my activities to a kitchen house with 50 women involving them in more activities like soap making,catering,savings and business training ,having one sewing machine for twenty mothers to learn and five women in hairdressing,with passion and support from my mother ,community and comminity leaders i strived to get more machines,got a bigger office and now have empowered over 600 young women in skilling with beautiful success stories and over 200 children,last year 2018 my story was featured in our national news paper and it has inspired many youths to believe in them selves and start life changing projects,i now speak to young people in schools,churches and community using my story to give hope to those who have lost it.i am now the founder and CEO of a big women empowernment orgarnisation for young women and children in my country.

This story was submitted in response to The Real Me.

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Lisbeth
Sep 20
Sep 20

Dear Brenda,
This is like oh wow. You are a very brave and strong woman. See how wonderful you have pull things together. I am very proud of you.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend.
Take care of yourself.

Brenda Nakalembe
Sep 20
Sep 20

Thanks alot for your kind words and appreciation the struggle continues,be blessed too.

Jill Langhus
Sep 21
Sep 21

Hello Brenda,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Wow is right! What an inspiring story of overcoming obstacles. I can't wait to hear more about your organization, initiatives, goals and updates. Do let us know what your organization's website and social media page(s) are so we can like/follow them:-)

You may want to write a story about your upbringing for the current call for stories:
https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/girlforce-unscripted-unstopp...

Hope you have a great, rest of the weekend, dear!

Hello, Brenda,

You're a superwoman! You are really an inspiration! We are so happy that another woman from Uganda is here to inspire women.

Welcome to World Pulse! Congratulations on being featured on your national newspaper! Well-deserved. I hope you can add more details on your story her so you get to be featured on World Pulse, too. :) Thank you for sharing.

Tarke Edith
Sep 24
Sep 24

Heee Brenda
That is my passion sis .
Thank you for sharing it that way
We are together and our passion shall move forward more and more. Thank you for leading the way over there.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Brenda,
Well done this is amazing news. I would like to come and visit your project and also meet you in person. Thank you so much for sharing and looking forward to hearing more and more of your stories.
Stay blessed my dear sister.

Harris Namutebi
Sep 27
Sep 27

Hi Brenda,
Thanks for the great work, is it possible to link up on line and see more learning possibilities.
Regards
Harris

Juliet Acom
Sep 28
Sep 28

Hi Brenda,

What wonderful work you are doing in Uganda! You are a true blessing to these women. It would be a great honour to know more about your organisation may be even to visit and share ideas for advocacy and women empowerment.
I look forward to hearing more stptiea in this regard.

I wish you all the best and enjoy your weekend

Seka
Oct 01
Oct 01

Dear Brenda,
Yes your story gives hope to those who have lost it.
All the best to you!
Seka