Alyat’s Story

    Alyat’s father died in the civil war in Moroto, in northeastern Uganda. Her mother has tried to care for her two little girls, but without any education or training has been unable to get a job. Before joining PFP, her mother would leave Agnes in the slums to care for her younger sister Apurio, while she spent the day begging on the streets in town.

    Alyat had never been to school because there was no money. She would often be forced by her mother to beg for money. Alyat would collect and sell charcoal for money as well. When Alyat stayed with her mother, there was never enough food or any of the basic necessities and they always went without.

    Alyat and her younger sister, Apurio, came to Peace for Paul in 2011. Since then, they enjoy studying and playing games at home. She feels so lucky to have all the good things that she could only dream about before.

    Date of Birth: July 6, 2004

    Place of birth: Moroto, Uganda


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

    Why? So I can keep people’s money safe and prevent corruption in banks

    What is your favorite color? Blue

    What is your favorite food? Chicken pizza

    What is your favorite subject in school? Math

    What are your hobbies? Playing netball, dancing and reading books