How BAGCI Has Changed Lives - Nicholas Kisitu

Nicholas Kisitu

Nicholas was one of the first young people to be identified as very vulnerable when the BAGCI Breakfast Center first opened.

He was living with his disabled grandmother and four younger siblings in one small room. He was supposed to be in primary school at the time, probably aged between 10 – 14, but he was hardly attending school. He was the breadwinner at home, earning money by fetching water from the well for other families to put food on the table. He also had to care for his siblings and help out with other chores at home so he was left with very little or no time to go to school.

As Nicholas kept going to the centre for breakfast, the BAGCI coordinator found out a lot more about the family and the grinding poverty they were living in and alerted members about Nicholas's situation. With the advice of the coordinator, the BAGCI members raised money to buy regular food packages, send clothes and scholastic materials to Nicholas and his siblings. Nicholas started to attend school a bit more regularly and was did reasonably well.