Cissy Birungi

Cissy handmakes jewelry and notebooks in Uganda

 

Cissy is one of Musana's newer artisans but also one of the most valuable. She often helps Tina, our Uganda Director, with various projects including traveling to look for jewelry materials. Cissy's kind demeanor adds to the positive atmosphere at the workshop.

Cissy is 27 years old and has two sons. She grew up in Lugazi, but her father's family is from Busia, a town in the East on the Kenyan border. Before she found Musana, she worked at a steel mill to support her two sons, Edmond and Elvis. With the funds she is now able to save, Cissy plans to start a boutique selling new clothes after graduating from the Musana program. 

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