From the time Adam was born, he and his family had been in very deep poverty. Adam is one of six children, though four of them have disappeared and he is left knowing only his brother Mungu (also a part of the PFP family). Adam’s parents did not work and they often went days, sometimes a full week without food. When anyone in the family fell ill, there was no possibility for treatment and they just had to try to survive through the illness. Adam’s father believed that his wife (Adam and Mungu’s mother) had cheated on him and that Adam and Mungu were not his own children. When he came to this realization he abandoned the boys and their mother. He denied the children as his own and refused to help them or even see them anymore. It wasn’t long after being abandoned by their father, that Adam and Mungu’s mother died due to an unknown illness. No one knows just what she died of—only that she did not have money to seek treatment. She died in the house where Adam and Mungu (and their four other siblings) lived with her. After their mother’s death (in 2016), the children were completely on their own. They were left in the house with no clothing, food, water, or other basic necessities. The hut in which they lived had no roof, no doors and no protection from the elements. The only food they received was from neighbors who brought it by on occasion. When they were sick, they had to heal on their own with no care or treatment. In 2017, the local chairperson of the village discovered the two young boys. They were both very near to death and while he did not believe they would survive, he dropped them at the probation officers headquarters in Jinja town. This was when she called The Peace for Paul Foundation, asking if we could take them in and provide a loving home for them.
Now a part of the PFP program, both boys have a chance to not only survive, but to thrive. They are now surrounded by love and stability and are able to look toward their future with hope. Unfortunately there are no known family members (aside from their unwilling father), but PFP’s social workers continue to search for relatives that they may build a relationship with.
Date of Birth: November 16, 2013
Place of birth: Buikwe, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a nurse
Why? I want to work in the hospital to treat people
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken
What are your hobbies? Playing football
What is your favorite subject in school? Drawing and coloring