"I had lost hope. I was at the orphanage, ready to give up my baby. It was so painful because I loved my daughter. I was going to leave her and look for work. My neighbor who ran a babies home told me about Abide and how they would help me keep our family together. Abide gave me a place to stay while I learned about business. When I graduated I was able to open up my salon. Now, life is good. I have many customers. They like me and I like them. I’m now doing nails, hair, and soon I will do massage. My baby is starting school soon and I’m dreaming of buying land and building a house for my family in the future. I’m even employing another single mom now who was thinking of giving up her children to an orphanage. I could relate to her story of struggling and wanted to help her like Abide helped me. I believe every mom in Uganda deserves the chance to stay with their children. I want every mom who is facing a similar situation like mine to have hope for a future together with their children."