At the age of 5 years old, Fabian was left an orphan after the death of both of his parents. His father died of HIV/AIDS complications in 2013 and afterward he and his three siblings lived with their mother, who was also HIV positive. Their mother was sick and weak and unable to work or to provide for her children. None of the children went to school and they often went hungry. When they fell sick, there was no way their mother could afford treatment for them. Fabian remembers that one day his mother disappeared for two days and then the children received news that she had died. The four children spent the next few days completely alone and hungry, while they tried to understand what had happened. A neighbor came to their rescue when she heard them crying loudly for days on end. She took them to the hospital for treatment and provided food for them, but she could not provide for long as she was also in deep poverty. She found a relative of the children and left them with her in the slums of Masese. Unfortunately, the aunt that they were left with is also HIV positive and has problems with her marriage. She is not able to support her own children, let alone Fabian and his siblings. The children were viewed as a burden she was not prepared to take on and so they were often left on their own. Fabian was not attending school, had nowhere to sleep and most often had nothing to eat.
In 2017, Fabian was rescued by The Peace for Paul Foundation and thanks to his sponsor, he will live in a safe home where he will have all of his needs met. He will know family, love and stability and he will have the chance to attend school and look toward his future with hope. He will also have the opportunity to maintain a relationship with his aunt and with his siblings as he grows up.
Date of Birth: February 16, 2008
Place of birth: Matany-Karamoja, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a driver
Why? So I can transport people to different places
What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken
What are your hobbies? Swimming and playing football
What is your favorite subject in school? Religious Studies