Emily Kirabo


    Kirabo’s Story

    Kirabo’s father left to look for work when she was four months old and never returned to the family and she now lives with her mother, who raises three children on her own.  They live in a small one room mud hut and Kirabo’s mother works hard preparing cassava in the early mornings to sell to people going to work.  Unfortunately, the work provides a small and unreliable income and is typically not enough to fulfill the most basic needs of the family.  School fees are beyond reach for the children as the focus has had to be on basic survival. 

    Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Kirabo attends a highly ranked primary school and has big dreams to become a nurse someday so she can “get enough money to buy ice cream”. While PFP supports her with education and medical expenses, Kirabo continues to live with her mom and siblings, who she loves very much. Her mom works hand in hand with PFP and is proud to play a role in supporting Kirabo in being able to attend school. 


    Date of Birth: July 19, 2012

    What is your favorite subject in school? Writing

    What do you want to be when you grow up? A Nurse

    Why do you want an education?  It helps people to get money to buy ice cream

    What is your favorite color? Blue

    What is your favorite food? Fish and Rice

    What are your hobbies? Playing with Dolls