P.O Box 26321, Kampala

Asio Mary Diana

My name is Asio Mary Diana aged 23 years. I was at Kira secondary school in 2018 in senior two when a team from project princess came to our school to encourage girls stay in school. They said they help out with vulnerable girls and I was among those whose auntie struggled to raise fees for since I lost all my parents at a tender age. My dream was to be a lawyer and project princess through its board member paid my fees up to senior four. We were invited at their center for skills development and it’s from there that I leant how to make paper bags. During lockdown, my auntie lost her job and we saw the need to embrace the skills leant in making paper bags to sustain the family. Through that skill from PPI, I trained my auntie and sisters how to make paper bags and we sold them for money. This really boosted my confidence and morale that I could also buy myself pads and remain with up keep and therefore changing my dream to becoming a successful business lady. I am grateful to Project princess for having initiated a Girls empowerment program to keep us in school. With time, I wish to teach more girls this skill so that they can also earn and be successful. I thank my sponsor madam Camila for paying my fees generously and Madam Fiona with the project at large for supporting girls. May God reward you.