Read Agnes' story

With a basket of samosas balanced on her head, every morning Agnes accompanies her grand-daughter Barbara on the 30 minute walk from their village of Rwentuha to Peas Kigarama School.

“These days you can’t keep a girl at home. It is a struggle but they have to learn.”

Each night, the 58-year-old widow cooks 360 samosas ready for delivery to the school canteen – a tuck shop where students can buy snacks at break-times. It’s part of an arrangement Agnes has with the school to pay some of Barbara’s fees in kind.

Elias and his family

“If this school was not here, I would not have three daughters at secondary school”

Elias Twinemujuni, a father of six, has a monthly income of less than £20, earned from his work as a church reader and by growing crops on a small scale.

“It is only 40 minutes by bicycle from where we live and the fees are low compared with other schools."

About Evelyne

"When you are uneducated, life is not easy and you have to toil a lot"

Home for Evelyne is the village of Nyamiko, in a rural part of western Uganda. The family live in a four-roomed house made of mud bricks with a corrugated iron roof and an earthen floor.

Evelyne and her husband – who work on the local plantations for a few shillings a day - were not able to send their first four children to secondary school. But five years ago when Peas opened Hibiscus School a short distance away from their home, it opened the door to education for daughter Meraline.