Be A Productive Stay-Home Mother, Here Is How

Most stay home mums sit and wait for what the man will bring almost everything to the table not because they like it but due to lack of jobs or yearning to take care of the family themselves. Did u know you can actually make money from the comfort of your home and even earn more than those with regular jobs? Here are a number of jobs/activities you can do from home to generate a bit of income at the end of the day.

Make crisps

Snacks are a great deal in Uganda today, they are loved by both children and adults, you can venture into making Gonja, Irish crisps and other snacks and have someone sell them for you or alternatively you can take them to supermarkets or shops near you. Irene Ajok, a gnut paste dealer says she makes a minimum of Shs 500,000 a month from her home business. She suppliers to super markets, friends and shops.


The internet is also a paying venture. You can choose a topic you are passionate about and start writing for people. All you need is to have well thought, accurate and researched stories. People are willing to read anything worth reading and advertisers will surely look for you.

You only need just two hours plus constant follow up of what your readers are saying. Some of the things Ugandans would love to reading about are; beauty and fashion, health, parenting, love, Gossip, among others.

Make jewelry and ornaments

Every woman would go for a nice ear ring, bracelet, bangle or those pretty house ornaments to make their house stunning. You could use your free time to make these and supply in supermarkets or different jewelry shops. According to Annet Numusisi, a jewelry maker at Gazaland she makes most of her jewels from home. She says a stay home mother has all the time to make as many jewelries as possible.


Make an online shop

No one should go broke in this digital era because your smart phone could bring you money. All you need to do is take pictures of the things you want to sale and up load them on your face book or twitter. Shamilah Mwanje who sales baby clothes online says that you can take advantage of the many groups on facebook and post your goods there. Alternatively, you can pay as little as Shs 10,000 to reach a desired number of people

“When selling online you need to be trustworthy and to sale genuine goods because it’s the people you sale to that recommend you to their friends,” she notes.

Do day care

A number of working mothers are looking for trustworthy motherly people to keep their children and are willing to pay any amount for that. Well this could be a juicy job for a stay home mother after all that’s what you do all day. You can spare a room in your house and do the baby caring.


Poultry keeping requires attention but it’s ideal for a stay-home mother.

Chicken and eggs are on high demand on the market today, incase you have enough space in your back yard, you can think of adding a poultry house. Though they need a lot of care, the results are worth it, Annet Nakazibwe notes that she has 1000 birds that give her 10 to 15 trays a day and each is at 8000 shillings which gives her a good amount of money.

Venture in juicing

Ugandans are going natural and among things highly embraced is natural juice. Dealing in juice right now could be a great idea. If you are close to a busy place you can have someone supply it for you or you can alternatively identify offices, schools or other places and supply.

“I have two boys and girls who sell my juice and fruits in town, at the end of the day I make 15000-20,000 after deducting all costs,” says Joyce Magezi* not real names.


Urban farming Food is a trend today that even if you don’t have enough land, you can have plants in your garden and backyard. Aisha Kunihira a backyard gardener and stay home mum says she earns up to shs 600,000 from her mushrooms and greens. She notes that since food is a necessity, you will have ready market for your goods. Plant things like Irish potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, greens among others, these will give you food and at the same time get you money.

“You can have commercial gardening where your garden is made of edible plants though incorporated in in a creative way. Apart from food stuffs, you can have fruits like oranges, apples, guavas, mangoes, avocadoes among others that will give you money as well” says Boniface Wanja, a Landscaper at Bonre Consultancy

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