My father left the family in 2004, when I was just four years old. I haven’t seen or heard from him since. My mother had five children, but three of my brothers died because my family was not able to take care of them. I stayed with my mother when I was a young girl, but life was very hard for us. After a time, 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.”
Mary now attends a highly ranked secondary boarding school and has big dreams to become a lawyer in the future. PFP makes it a priority for Mary to maintain a relationship with her mother, and other family members. During school holidays, Mary travels back to Northern Uganda under the care of our Karamojong social worker, to learn about and be a part of her culture. She enjoys spending time with her mom, cousins and grandparents during holidays and does her best to help them as much as she can.
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 lawyer
Why? To help solve problems and bring justice to many.
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What is your favorite food? Rice and beef
What are your hobbies? Playing football, story telling and reading books
What is your favorite subject in school? History