Odong Janet was born on 28th August 1967 in Dokolo Lira and she came to Kampala 25 years ago running away from the war. She is HIV positive and her husband died for HIV and she is now alone taking care of her biological child and 4 grandchildren. Two of the children are sponsored by the 22Stars Foundation. Besides making jewelry Janet also participated in the business program with her retail shop. Thanks to this program she has been able to earn money for food and some basic school expenses for her children.
Janet’s inspirational quote: “Although I am HIV positive and I’ve been abused by my husband’s relatives, I want a better future for my grandchildren. I want to send them all to school and to have my own house, because I believe we all deserve better”.