- Concy Anena was born disabled and orphaned at the age of 15
- Her husband abandoned her and their four children
- She however refuses to wallow in self pity and is determined to educate her children
A 35-year-old disabled woman in Gulu, Uganda has shared her heartbreaking story of how her husband abandoned her and their four children.
In an interview with Daily Monitor, Concy Anena said she was orphaned at the age of 15. Her uncle took care of her until she decided to live on her own five years later.
Due to her disability, her poor parents could not afford social transport arrangements for her and she therefore missed out on education.
She added that she got married to her ex-husband and the two remained happy for eight years. However, when he lost his job as a security guard, he abandoned her and their kids in 2012.
Since then, he has not contributed to their welfare or education and only checks on them telephonically from time to time.
However, Anena said she does not have time to wallow in self pity. She is determined to provide for her children through her small business of selling table clothes.
Above all, she is determined to take her kids through school so they can halve the opportunities she missed.
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She said: “I want to see my children attain the education that I never got. That is why I will never ignore my parental role of provision towards my children because I wish the best for them."
Her neighbors also describe her as loving, hardworking and cooperative.
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