Supporting adult literacy in Uganda

Paul Sunday Odriga teaches students at at Duba Functional Adult Learning Centre in Adjumani district. Photos: LCCN

LWF provides education and cash grants to refugees and hosts 

(LWI) Shop owner James Erama’s business used to lose a lot of money every month because he couldn’t balance his books or track his investments, sales or profits.

However, ever since he learned how to read, write and keep track of his finances, the Duba, Uganda, businessman has been on the road to making a profit at his retail outlet.

“I now have a cash book where I record all the goods in my shop, the sales and profits,” he says.

Erama is one of a group of people benefiting from the Duba Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) program in Adjumani district, which was established by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) with funding from the European Union Humanitarian Aid.