ASINA (trafficked at 14yrs) of Tanzanian origin but residing in Malaba-Uganda
Asina, 14 years, from Malaba testified that a certain lady known as Mrs Wasemba had found them playing netball with 9 other girls in a school field near their home. The lady asked them whether they wanted to earn money in Kampala. Asina, Immy and Sandra agreed and the woman asked them to meet her later in the night. Asina and Sandra managed to escape and boarded a taxi to Kampala with this woman. She first took them to her home in Nsambya Gogonya. The woman later supplied them into 2 different places in Natete as shop attendants and cleaners. Asina doesn’t know whether this woman was paid or not. Asina was being paid U Shs 50,000 per month for 13 months. Asina testified that she used all her money on eating snacks and soda. Her master later terminated her services due to unknown reasons without paying her for that month. Asina tried to look for the woman who brought her but later resigned and went to Police in Kabalagala. She was not assisted so she kept wondering around until she unknowingly got to Katwe. A certain lady who sells food by the road side saw her very tired and took her to the area LC1 Women representative in Katwe- Musoke zone, who also happens to be a SAP volunteer. She brought her to Slum Aid Project and because she looked so worn out we decided to repatriate her to her parents. Asina said she did not know where Sandra was working.
She was given food and escorted to board a taxi to Malaba. Asina acknowledged that she could trace her home once taken to Malaba. SAP paid her transport fare and gave her U shs 5000 for her daily upkeep after she arrived in Malaba.
Asina called us later and said she had arrived safely home. Her father also called to appreciate our efforts. The father acknowledged that many young girls ran from their homes just like Asina but later returned, some even with children.
Nazziwa Sarah ( trafficked at 13 years)
Nazziwa’s story traces way back to 2007. She at the age of 13 was found coming from school by a lady who asked her whether she wanted to work. Nazziwa was excited about coming to Kampala, so she accepted and came. The lady’s name is commonly known as Maama Shadia then selling food near terrace bar in Nakulabye.
NAzziwa’s parents searched for her and gave up. Nazziwa worked for maama Shadia for 3 years, and because she also worked at night, Nazziwa soon joined the Kiyaye bad groups of Nakulabye. She started smoking and drinking. Maama Shadia could no longer stay with Nazziwa so she chased her away. Nazziwa went to the streets and joined the sex workers. She soon became pregnant and managed to abort. She then got pregnant again in 2013. She was assisted by a one maama Shavin in the nakulabye community who also reffered her to the area Woman LC representative, also SAP volunteer, Mrs Teo Nsereko. She brought her to SAP.
Nazziwa now has a 2 month old baby, who she claims to be fathered by a one boda boda driver namely Deus originating from Bushenyi. That is all Nazziwa knows about the father of her baby. Both Mother and baby are in a sorry state.
Slum Aid Project has been assisting Nazziwa since she gave birth with her upkeep; Nazziwa prefers to go to Bushenyi to live with her mother in law instead of going back to her parents in Kangulumila Bugerere. We have counseled her to go back to her people but she has rejected that idea. She has also requested SAP for assistance to start a small business but without accommodation we believe Nazziwa cannot achieve much in Kampala. We are now trying to contact her parents to assist her, efforts are still limited by accessibility.
Meanwhile, Efforts to get maama Shadia were futile as she has relocated to Kakiri. Her Telephone number is still off. We intend to use her number to get Nazziwa’s parents.
Namutebi Lydia (at 15 year)
She is an Orphan who used to stay with her grandmother in Bugerere. Her sister Olivia collected her and took her to Mpererwe to work as a maid. One day as she was bathing a certain man who lived in the neighborhood raped her. She was so devastated and asked her sister to take her back to the village.
She soon discovered that she was pregnant. Her Grand mother contacted her sister who came and rebuked her for keeping quiet about the rape. The rapist disappeared as soon as he heard the news of her pregnancy. Namutebi got complications at the time of delivery, Her Uterus did not return into position but hanged. She came to visit the sister of her grand mother In Nakulabye and was refered to SAP for help.