Maria Katusingye is a 26-year-old mother of 4 children who opted to use Jadelle after her third born. Through the weekly home to home visits and monthly community awareness sessions conducted by Village Health Teams working with Shared Action Africa, Maria got more information on the different methods of family planning hence was able to make a choice to use Jadelle.
“Because I had limited information on family planning, I was not able to space my first three children the way I wanted having given birth to them within 3 consecutive years. This had negative effects on my health as I constantly felt weak and I could not properly engage in profitable work.
Through the outreaches organized by Shared Action Africa working together with the village health teams and health workers, I got to access family planning services. My fourth child was a planned birth and it gave me control circumstances. I am able to work in my business with no encumbrance related to my reproductive health,” said Maria a refugee mother living in Nakivale Refugee Settlement.