Simon Peter’s Story

    Simon Peter’s father died and his mother ran away when he was just an infant-to this day, no one knows her whereabouts. Simon Peter was taken in by his aunt and uncle, but after the death of his uncle his aunt had a mental breakdown and has been unwell since. For many years Simon Peter lived with his aunt and his cousins, who he grew up with as brothers. The Local Chairperson of the village they lived in reported that after her mental breakdown, the aunt often tortured Simon Peter and her other children and chased them away from the hut they lived in. Home was never a safe place to be for Simon Peter and he lived in constant fear. At one point, a neighbor took pity on Simon Peter because he was too young to defend himself or to run away when he was being abused so severely. She rescued him and provided what she could for close to a year, but she now has too many burdens taking care of her own family. She could no longer care for him and was planning on sending him back to his abusive aunt unless she could find an alternative. This kind woman pleaded with The Peace for Paul Foundation to take Simon Peter in so he would have a chance at a better life. 

    In 2017, Simon Peter was rescued by The Peace for Paul Foundation. Thanks to his sponsor, he will have a safe and loving home and will have every one of his basic needs met, every single day. He will have the opportunity to attend school as well, and will look toward his future with hope. PFP will work hard to ensure that Simon Peter can maintain a safe and healthy relationship with his aunt as well. 

    Date of Birth: February 2, 2011

    Tribe: Karamojong

    Q&A

    What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a pilot

    Why? So I can fly an airplane

    What is your favorite color? Orange

    What is your favorite food? Rice and beans

    What is your favorite thing to do? Dancing

    What is your favorite subject in school? Math