For three years, after the birth of her last born, Alice Kilwumulo’s life was extremely challenging. A 35-year-old woman with 6 children who comes from Kamwanga village in Masaka, Uganda, she underwent fistula repair at Kitovu hospital in 2011.
Like too many women, Alice suffered a fistula injury during the birth of her last born. She was in labor for a long time which led her needing to be cared for by a doctor. However, by the time she was taken to the hospital to safely deliver her baby, she had already experienced the damage. Throughout her injury, Alice being a housewife, did not have any work to earn a living, but her husband stood by her side and supported her from the time of her injury until three years later when she received the repair surgery.
In 2014 after a full recovery, Alice joined the piglet project as a way to support her family and give back to her husband who cared for her for so long. Her first pig had 9 piglets. 5 of them were females and 4 were male. She passed on two to her group members, gave one to the boar owner and she sold the rest.
In the future, Alice looks forward to supporting others in her community working with the piglet project and she plans to start up a retail shop for those interested in rearing pigs in her village.