Apurio’s father died in the civil war in Moroto, in northeastern Uganda. Her mother has tried to care for her and her sister, but without any education or training has been unable to get a job. Before joining PFP, Apurio’s mother would leave them in the slums, while she spent the day begging on the streets in town.
Apurio had never been to school because there was no money. She would often be forced by her mother to beg for money in town as well. When Apurio stayed with her mother, there was never enough food or any of the basic necessities and they always went without.
Apurio and her sister, Alyat, came to Peace for Paul in 2011. Since then, they enjoy going to school 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: June 20, 2008
Place of birth: Masese, 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
What is your favorite color? Pink
What is your favorite food? Rice and chicken
What are your hobbies? Playing netball, swimming, reading novels and playing cards
What is your favorite subject in school? Math