In Celebration of Mother's Day, Honoring Our Original Maker Mums Part II

Here at Ubuntu Life, mothers are at the heart of everything we do. To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of our seven original Maker Mums in Maai Mahiu, who have been with us for the last 14 years.
 
In honor of Mother’s Day, we checked in with our seven original Maker Mums in Maai Mahiu to share their stories and celebrate their journeys with Ubuntu Life.
 
This is the second in a three-part series honoring these incredible women. Read the first post here, and stay tuned for another installment of the series next week.
Name: Josephine Wanjiru
Age: 42 years old
Children: 2
Role at Ubuntu: Bracelet team supervisor in charge of quality control
How did you get involved with Ubuntu? 
I have a child with special needs.
How has your life changed since you got involved with Ubuntu? 
I was struggling, and I was hustling. Now I am living on my own; I bought land and built a house. Before I joined Ubuntu, I was living with my mother-in-law.
What are your hopes for your children's future?
I want to educate them so that they can reach the level they want in life and so that they can support their families.
What do you like best about being a mother?
I am grateful to God that I became a mother. When my children call me "Mom," I feel so happy.
Name: Esther Regio
Age: 52 years old
Children: 3
Role at Ubuntu: Part of the small team within the bag department that assembles the various bag components
How did you get involved with Ubuntu? 
I have a disabled child by the name of Benson Kongo.
How has your life changed since you got involved with Ubuntu? 
It started with sewing classes, and now I have been able to buy land and build my own house.
What are your hopes for your children’s future?
All my kids have finished school and have jobs and families. My hope now is for my grandchildren to stay well.
What do you like best about being a mother?
Being able to provide for and care for my kids. 

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