From time to time, we get the pleasure of hosting our international staff here in the US. One such staff member is Irene Tebukoza, a loan officer supervisor in Uganda. While here in our head office, Irene offered stories of her work in Uganda, from accounts of her daily routine to inspirational stories about the clients she serves.
One such client is Dorothy Tendero, who owned a kiosk in a central market in Kampala. She received a fortunate gift of land from her mother, who passed away, and had a vision to start a school. Without the necessary capital, however, Mrs. Dorothy Tendero could not achieve her dream.
Opportunity gave Dorothy a loan, and with the loan she began to offer education to the children in the community. Now she has 200 students, 140 of which are girls. Life is not easy for Dorothy, but she is certainly joyful.
“She is really struggling, but as you talk to her, you see she is so happy,” recounts Irene.
Irene’s day is long, and her responsibilities are wide, but her smile is captivating, and her passion for Opportunity’s work is contagious. She will be traveling around the US for the next few weeks as she shares her story with our supporters.
You can see firsthand our conversation with Irene by watching the video below: