Jastini shares her home with her husband and her ten children. Her youngest child is fifteen months old and her eldest is twenty-two years old.
Six of her children have been unable to attend school due to financial reasons.
Jastini tend to the farm, which provides enough food for her family to have two meals a day. A small portion of what is grown is sold at market.
Jastini brought a piglet recently and she is very excited that she will be able to grow it into an adult pig and sell it at the market to pay for school fees. She also prepares sisal - a small plant that is used to make rope. She takes it to market and people from Kampala come to buy it.
Jastini wishes that she could buy different types of food at the market to supplement the cassava and beans she usually eats, but cannot afford it.
Jastini walks a one kilometer round trip everyday to fetch water. Some of her children help her carry the eight jerry cans of water that is needed for the family.
Coughing and malaria are the major health problems in Jastini's family. The medicine for the coughing costs ush2,500 ($US1.35) and the medicine for the malaria costs her ush5,000 ($US2.70).
She says her major problem is the lack of income generating skills. She would love to have some spare money so that she could invest in some livestock. Ideally she would like some some cows and have a dairy farm so that she could pay school fees.
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