However, Zaina’s story did not start so well.
Orphaned at 6 years old, she and her siblings became homeless.
As is so common for young girls in the area she suffered abuse and sexual exploitation until she was taken in by Tom and Esther Bagoole, the founders of Healing Focus Orphanage in Busiiro.
With help and support Zaina became a star pupil: full of energy and ambition, she easily won a government scholarship to Busiiro Secondary School.
But in spite of her initial success societal and cultural pressures took their toll and Zaina disappeared.
After searching for her and Esther discovered she had married at the age of 14.