Ms Florence Akol, 36, a mother of three faced it rough when her husband forced her out of their home with her children.
She was accused of producing children with sickle cells. It was real darkness at noon for Akol since she is an orphan.
“It was more than a double tragedy for me. Sickly children and having no accommodation were the two things that made me believe that the world was caving in for me,” the resident of Okicira Village, Agolitome Parish in Kumi District, said.
One of her brothers offered her his grass-thatched kitchen as shelter. However, the mother of three spent most of her time in hospital.
Two years later, Ms Akol received news that her husband had remarried.
“I was lucky that I had a share of land in our home but the challenge was building because sickness consumes the money I get out of farming for treating my two daughters,” she says.
After five years of sleeping under a leaking hut, Habitat for Humanity Uganda, a non-governmental organisation, took over her welfare.