Name of Beneficiary: Joan Nakato Nakiwala
Joan is a twin and stays with her grandma. Although Joan’s twin is currently in Senior secondary school, Joan dropped out of formal education at 10years when she started experiencing mental illness. It took Joan’s grandma four years spending a lot of her little resources to treatment her mental illness.
Unfortunately, Joan cannot recollect the last time she saw her father, who abandoned them when she was just two years old. Joan’s mother works as a casual worker in a Kampala suburb, earning barely enough to cover her daily living.
Joan is excited to enroll in a hairdressing course so that she can establish her own saloon to care for herself and her grandmother.