A ticket out of poverty

‘While on Kira I could feel my future brightening up before me and I left the Farm equipped with practical skills, knowing I was worth more than a dowry to my family. My hand in marriage didn’t need to be their ticket out of poverty.’ Read more

Strangled and left for dead

When Betty lost everyone who was dear to her, she no longer cared about her own life and says she was simply looking forward to death. After 12 months at Kira Farm she is determined to live a long life! Read more

'I can't stop smiling!'

‘I will never forget the day I found my mother dead in her bed with my baby brother suckling at her lifeless body,’ says Henry. Henry’s father had beaten his mother to death. Read more

Only worth a dowry?

'I simply existed to pay for my family's needs by getting married and providing a dowry for them,' says Teddy. Thanks to the training Teddy received at Kira Farm Development Centre she now has a thriving business which is worth far more to her family than a dowry ever would have been. Read more

A Cursed Family

Eunice endured a difficult childhood with an abusive and alcoholic polygamous father; while her mother occupied the lowly position of ‘second wife’. Read more

The Gulu Feminist!

Morris is working in partnership with his local female MP to train 18 women in his community in tailoring – a skill he learnt at Kira Farm. He was inspired to help women after his own mother became mentally unstable when the family’s assets were seized by the bank. Read more

From Desiring Death to Embracing Life

Today Haron is a successful construction worker, he has set his brothers up in business, he is paying for his sister to go to school, and is helping his father battle alcohol addiction. Life looked very different 18 months ago when Haron told us, ‘I wished to die a thousand times.’ Read more

Peace and Prosperity

Today Kira Farm graduate, William, is teaching restorative justice in his community and has reduced drinking amongst young people in his village. He is training the community in tree planting and is about to harvest his own profitable cotton field. Read more

Elected Youth Leader Inspires His Community

Orphaned at a young age, Daniel and his siblings were left to fend for themselves; forced to live with grandparents who resented their existence. Read more

Turning Shame into Hope

When Lydia arrived at Kira Farm Development Centre her self-esteem was at rock bottom. After 12 hope-filled months of training, healing and encouragement, Lydia is thriving. Read more

A Man of God

Before I joined Kira Farm Development Centre my life was full of hopelessness and fear. When my father was killed in a car crash I became responsible for looking after the whole family. Read more

Escaping Domestic Violence

Miriam endured a life of domestic abuse at the hands of her brothers, and later her husband. At Kira Farm she acquired the skills and strength to confront her abusers and today she helps other young women in the same situation. Read more

Free from Fear

Olivia’s father was a soldier from Tanzania who came to Uganda to overthrow Idi Amin. Although the Tanzanian army helped Uganda, they had a reputation for brutality and were known for committing rape and murder. Read more

From Suicide to Success

When Ahmed's parents died in a car crash his life went off the rails. After a year of vocational training at Kira Farm, Uganda, he is now a model member of his community! Read more

Overwhelmed by Love

‘When we met Norah she burst into tears and didn’t stop crying for 15 minutes!’ says Kira Farm Co-ordinator, Josh. ‘I was scared something terrible had happened...' Read more

From Worthless to Worthy

'The more I help others, the more I am healed'. When Keziya arrived at Kira Farm she felt utterly worthless, after a year of healing and training she left with her head held high. Read more

Once a 'mistake', now a pillar of hope

'My name means 'mistake',' says Ibrahim. 'Growing up my life was so terrible I began to believe I really was a mistake and wanted to die.' Read more

'My shame has turned to hope'

Lydia's family used to be wealthy, but made some terrible business decisions and drove them into poverty. In desperation Lydia's parents began brewing and selling local beer from home - putting young Lydia in a vulnerable situation. Read more