It is the rainy season in Uganda when people are digging and planting their gardens. But with the Covid-19 lockdown, our farming project for mums is on hold as they are not able to travel to the farmland in nearby Kimuntu; people like Suzan, who participated in the agricultural project last year.
She explains that if even if they were able to get there to plant this month, it will now be too late to avoid an adverse impact on harvest yield and therefore their income.
Suzan is in a better position than most ladies on the project because she is also a tailor. She earns some income by helping the school tailors make cloth face masks for the community. She was quick to send her family back to her home village before the public transport ban, realising that the cost of living is lower in the villages.