Achan Grace was born on 25th November 1975 in Pabo Amuru but she has been living in Acholi Quarters for 24 years. She is a widow, as her husband died working as a soldier in Somalia. When the LRA conflict happened they abducted all the people from her family and and took power in her village, but she managed to escape to Kampala and saved her life.
She has 6 kids and one of them, Isaac, is sponsored by 22 Stars. Besides making jewelry Grace works as a tailor and she is enrolled in the 22STARS business program. Thanks to the jewelry program, she was able to take tailoring lessons and to take care of her kids when her husband died.
Grace’s inspirational quote: “You cannot let your life depend on a man, you have to be grateful for having your life and freedom. I got counseling from other women and that made me stronger.”