Moses was born in Moroto, a small town located in the (then) violent and war-torn northeast corner of Uganda. When he was still very young, his mother and siblings fled to Jinja in hopes of a better future. Not being able to speak the language and without any money, they soon found themselves living in the slum of Masese. His mother would leave the small children home alone to fend for themselves as she went to the streets to beg for food and money. At a young age, Moses had to learn to care for his siblings, search for food and cook.
Moses’ mother was unable to meet his most basic needs, let alone send him to school. She reached out to PFP and asked that we help her son to go to school and obtain an education.
Moses now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and wants to become an airplane engineer one day so he can “fix the problems with planes and earn a living”. During school holidays, he returns to Masese to spend time with his mother and siblings. PFP continues to support Moses with education and medical related expenses and the PFP social worker makes near daily home visits to follow up to ensure his safety and well-being. Moses enjoys spending time with his family and is grateful for all of the love that surrounds him.
Date of Birth: March 18, 2006
Place of birth: Moroto, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be an airplane engineer
Why? So I can fix the problems with planes and earn a living
What is your favorite subject? Science
What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite food? Rice and beans
What are your hobbies? Swimming