Damba stays with her husband and her youngest child (17). Two of her older sons and their wives died of HIV and so is taking care of their children as well.
Ddama owns some land where she grows cassava, maize and sweet potato. She eats some of it and sells some of it. She also owns a cow. She sells the milk from the cow.
Ddama is also a trained tailor and often hires sewing machine to work with for ush7,000 ($US3.78) a month. Her legs are paining her due to the constant pedaling she has to do on the sewing machine.
She also has developed serious nose bleeds. The doctors are unsure what caused it.
The money she earns for sewing, and the crops she harvests from the fields, are enough to give her family two meals a day.
She would love for people to buy crafts from GrassRootsUganda.com because it would help her pay for her young grandchildren's school fees.
She would love to get an electrical sewing machine as this would stop the pain in her legs.