My name is Shina Namatovu. I live with my daughter in Kampala, Uganda. My main source of income comes from the restaurant that I started after participating in the EAV and RISE business skills training and microloans program. RISE has helped me to learn how to come up with a business idea and I managed to start a restaurant. The profits help me to pay rent and also get other needs. I also learned how to make shoes and crafts through their training. I buy materials from Mukwano Arcade. I use boda boda's (motorcycles) to get to and from work.
It is important for me to sell my crafts because it enables me to earn some income and add it in my restaurant business.