MBALALA VILLAGE, UGANDA – 17-year-old Rose and her mother Namusisi step off a small bus in their home village. Even with her IJM attorney and social worker following closely behind, Rose looks nervous. Wind whips sheets of orange dust from the road, as the group of women cross the road and walk toward a weary brick house. The widow Namusisi smooths the bold print of her dress against the gale.
For so long, this moment seemed out of reach – but now, she and her daughter are home.