I was on the streets for over 11 years before Suubi House picked me up in 2020 and gave me a chance to have a future for myself. I used to be a drunkard and a thief but have completely changed my life over the last two years. I now own my own barbershop, pay for my own rent in town and am responsible for my own financial management. I love children and hope to get married in the next few years. Suubi House has changed my life and I will forever be thankful for my sponsor who has given me hope and purpose again!
I grew up with my grandmother and without parents. When she could not support me anymore I decided to beg on the streets. I used to take drugs and steal, but still cared for those close to me. When COVID came in 2019, Suubi House offered me a chance to change my life. I told them I loved cooking and making food for other people and so they started me on an internship with a local international restaurant (Endiro). Over the last two years I have worked hard to remain clean off drugs and become responsible around the home. Because they trust me so much at Endiro, in January 2022, I was offered a full time job. I now live in a small rented apartment near town, have a great job, National ID, bank account and stable income. My sponsors have supported me with all of this and I feel truly blessed to be one of the lucky ones here out of all those struggling in Mbale!
Because of extreme poverty and neglect, Lwanga lived on the streets for many years, since he was a young boy. He spent those years addicted to opium and sniffing aviation fuel while struggling to survive.
Since coming to Suubi House in 2020, he has been able to turn his life around. He is no longer using drugs and is a strong, healthy young man. He likes to write music and is a talented rapper.
Lwanga graduated from Suubi House in September 2022 and has a certificate in welding. He is also an experienced painter, and his goal is to open his own welding business.
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