Mary’s Story

    “I am an orphan since my parents died when I was about nine years old. I have been told that both of my parents were shot by rebels, first my mother in 2006 and then my father in 2009. After that, I went to stay with my grandmother and cousin, Sabina. My cousin and I worked to fetch water, collect and sell firewood and slash grass to get money for food.

    School is so important to me and I would try to work so much so I could have money to go to school. I had succeeded to Primary 5 doing this because I know that I want an education to have a good life. One day, when I came back from school I received good news. There was a group from an organization looking to help orphaned children. They talked to me and took my information and some time later they came back for me and Sabina.

    Now that I am in Peace for Paul, my life is so good. I can study at a good school. I get good food every day and have nice clothes and everything I need. If I fall sick, I can go to the doctor and get treatment. In Napak, life was so hard because of a scarcity of all basic needs of life. I am so thankful to have all these needs now.”

    Date of Birth: May 16, 2000

    Place of birth: Moroto, Uganda


    What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a police woman

    Why? I want to help keep law and order. I want to protect people. 

    What is your favorite color? Yellow

    What is your favorite food? Fish and chips

    What are your hobbies? Playing football

    What is your favorite subject in school? History