Rebecca lives up a slope from the main road between Kabale and the border with Rwanda. When her husband died in 2004, her in-laws, as is often the case, took most of her property, leaving her with a tiny piece of land and four children. Her husband had had AIDS and she was also living with HIV.
Her neighbours planted trees around the edge of her land, in the belief that she would soon die and then they could use her land for a bigger plantation. Some threw stones at her, and refused to buy the produce she sold, believing it would put them at risk of HIV.
Some time earlier she had joined the local PAG church, and the pastor and his wife regularly visited her to counsel and encourage her. When the church was one of those trained in Church and Community Mobilisation (CCM) by PAG, the pastor invited her along to the Bible studies, which form the first part of the training programme. These encouraged her to use her time and her resources more productively.