Leah Cherehani -Nyasonge village –Busoka 19 years
Leah is a young mother of 19 years, she graduated std seven in 2009 and she got married 2010 when she was a very young girl of 15 years old by then, and the husband was 22 years much older than Leah but young to have the responsibility of taking care of the family let alone getting married.
Leah is a second born out of eight children of the family and her parents divorced, their father remarried so the step mother took care of the children including Leah.
Leah a mother of two got her first born child when she was 16 years old soon after getting married the first born in 2011 and the second born was born in Dec 2013, she engaged in sexual intercourse since she was 15 years old and was not married and didn’t use any family planning methods because she never had information on FP even when she got married, She joined KIWOHEDE 2013 September and started to gain trainings on SRH issues like HIV/AIDS, Maternal and child health care, family planning, entrepreneurship, life skills and adolescent and its effects.
She admits that the trainings have empowered her in terms of self awareness, decision making and she is now aware of the importance of family planning and she was able to choose the family planning method which suits her and which she is comfortable with and she prefered Implant method was placed into her she says , family planning has enabled her to space , she is very confident that she will have the next baby when she is ready and she has now ability to discuss with her partner about the issues of family planning and child spacing, she admits now that she enjoys her freedom for sex,and other physical activities including attending network meetings, community outreach and sharing with others information on FP
She is looking forward to be assisted by KIWOHEDE on vocational training and she prefers tailoring she wants to become a designer so she can open her own tailoring workshop to earn her living.