Lomongin was born near Jinja as one of ten children. When he was very young, his mother and father abandoned him and his siblings leaving them in the care of their aunt and uncle. He hasn’t seen the rest of his family since and he does not know where his parents may be living. Lomongin’s aunt and uncle were in deep poverty and the children spent their days picking through trash to look for food and items that could be sold. Lomongin remembers that if a trash pile was unproductive they would resort to stealing a bag of roadside charcoal and selling it.
When one of the PFP Directors met Moses, he had major swelling due to an infection around his eyes. This serious and very visible issue prompted another visit to find him and treat his infection. In addition to the many abscesses, Moses was suffering from typhoid, a skin infection, many wounds and a serious case of worms. He was treated for all issues and it was decided that it would be best to give Moses a stable home and an opportunity to attend school since his living situation was dangerous and his family aunt and uncle were unable to provide for him.
Since being rescued Moses is a happy child and has a lot of energy. He loves talking and staying active with his brothers at school and home. During school holidays, his aunt and uncle visit him at PFP’s Hope Home and sometimes Lomongin goes to visit them as well. He enjoys the relationship he has with his aunt and uncle and loves them very much.
Date of Birth: October 10, 2005
Place of birth: Wandango, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a farmer
Why? I want to help with the growing of crops and rearing of animals because I like them
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken
What are your hobbies? Playing football
What is your favorite subject in school? Science