Harriet lives with her husband and their seven children.
They farm a small piece of land and consume all that they grow. They do not have any spare food that they could sell at the market.
Harriet does own some livestock. She has four pigs and two goats. She will sell them soon to pay for school fees. She used to have fifteen chickens, but a local dog attacked and killed seven of them. She sells a chicken whenever she gets desperate for money.
Only her three eldest have had the chance to go to school - Harriet just cant afford to send any more. None of her children have completed secondary school.
Malaria is a serious problem for Harriet's family - especially the young children. When one of them gets very sick with Malaria, Harriet takes them via a pushbike to the hospital. The bike ride takes two hours of hard peddling.
She sites her major problem as lack of money for school fees, clothes for dressing, droughts that cause hunger and famines, not enough beds to sleep on and a general poor standard of living.
She says that Americans know Africans are poor and should provide a market for the necklaces she makes for GrassRootsUganda.com.
Since she is getting old, her greatest wish is to see her children getting an education and living in a good house.