Stories of Uganda

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Lella Umedaly began her life in Africa in South Africa

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009

Lella Umedaly ( nee keshavjee)left South Africa in her teens to marry Shamas Umedaly in Uganda. She had 5 children, Nzeera, Mossadiq, Muneera, Umeeda and Hamed. She educated herself and became a Montessori teacher.

Hear about her time during the Ugandan Expulsion

Photo: Lella and Shams see Quebec City for the first time in 2009

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