Olive is in Senior 2 class at Gill Sherlock Secondary School. She is the eldest child of a single mother and is supporting her Mum’s small business selling potatoes door to door in the local community.
She helps with the business each day on her return from school and at weekends. The business provides the family with income for house rent, medication, food and school fees for Olive’s younger siblings, who attend other local schools. Olive’s assistance means more family income for these essentials.
Olive is also featured in our recent ‘Our home lives’ video here — find out more about her life in the Namatala slum, as well as eye-opening stories from some of our other students.