I am from Uganda.  In 2007, I was attacked with acid by the father of my oldest child because I left him. Life was bad after the attack because I was so isolated.  Now I live with my sister and my three children. 

I started making lots of crafts and shoes 10 years ago and selling them in the surrounding area and to my friends. That is my main source of income. These crafts help me pay school fees for my children and buy food and medication. I use boda boda (motorcycles) to get my crafts to my customers. I like crafting because I earn money doing what I enjoy. My favorite crafts to make are baskets and paper beads. I get my paper beads materials from Nasser road from stationers and basket materials from Mpigi deep in villages. 

My future goal is to construct a reasonable house. Because RISE has supported me by buying and selling my crafts in different parts of the world, I have been able to buy a plot of land. I also want to expand my craft business to support my fellow survivors. 

  acid attack survivor Julie