Victoria's story is similar to that of many other women in Uganda. Her future was uncertain, she had nobody in her life to provide for her and was unable provide for herself. She then met a German missionary who came to Uganda in the mid-1990s and picked up the craft of weaving. Afterwards, she was able to spend some time in Germany further learning the craft. Since then she has honed this skill into a highly effective craft. She is strict on quality control, making sure that every product is crafted with the highest standards. Since she came to sell her products with Rafiki, Victoria has been able to turn this hobby into sustainable income. A few years ago she was able to install electricity in her home (a rare gift in her area). Now she is able to better work on cloudy days. Furthermore, she has been able to pay for her grandson Jonathan's school fees. It is her hope to have a wall built around her property soon to give her house greater security. Victoria has taken this skill and passed it on to other aspiring craftsmen. She has three highly active students that are working with her and one more who is becoming regular. This group of artists are the ones that provide the woven goods in our store.