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Nakabugo crocheting to earn a living

By Stella Naigino

Added 10th July 2020 06:29 PM

Nakabugo had always wanted to practice crocheting and also do backyard farming but because of her busy schedule at the university, she never had enough time to attend to things she was passionate about.

Nakabugo crocheting to earn a living

Nakabugo showing off a hand-made bag and shoe. Photos by Stella Naigino

Nakabugo had always wanted to practice crocheting and also do backyard farming but because of her busy schedule at the university, she never had enough time to attend to things she was passionate about.

FARMING   SOCIETY     COVID-19

When the lock down was put in March, many people were left idle at home with little or nothing to do. But for Maureen Nakabugo, this was time to reflect on things she has always wanted to do and she devised means of doing them.

Nakabugo had always wanted to practice crocheting and also do backyard farming but because of her busy schedule at the university, she never had enough time to attend to things she was passionate about.

While in the lockdown, she decided to crochet and also practice backyard farming and today she doesn't regret.

 

Nakabugo in her garden


 How she started

Since she was passionate about doing hands on work, she used to buy seeds of different types and also stocked threads hoping that if she finds time she could make good use of them.

"By the time of the lock down, some of my seeds had expired but some hadn't so I started with those, that hadn't expired," says Nakabugo.

Putting her skills in to practice

Nakabugo is a student at Gulu university perusing bachelor's degree in agriculture. Practicing backyard farming was one way she could put her skills in to use. She started by mixing soil with manure to prepare her gardens where she was to plant seeds.

After, she prepared her nursery bed where she could plant the seeds before transplanting them. Today she is a backyard farmer, who is helping families establish backyard gardens.

 

Nakabugo showing off a hand-made bag and shoe


 Crocheting

Besides that, she is into crocheting. Here she makes bags, shoes with the help of a crocheting needle and threads. To better her crocheting skills, she watches videos on the internet. The videos show how you can crochet different things and how you can better your skills.

"All that has kept me busy in the lock down and I will continue doing it, so that I can earn a living," says Nakabugo.











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