For as long as Josephine can remember she has been an orphan. Her father passed away the same year that her brother Elvis was born, when Josephine was just a year old. One year later, when she was two, her mother passed away as well. Josephine and Elvis were sent to live with their elderly grandmother (Jaja) and were enrolled in the PFP Junior program (educational assistance) for two years. Josephine’s grandmother is a kind woman and loves Josephine and Elvis very much, unfortunately she frequently fell sick and was unable to work to earn money for survival. It had become harder for her to contribute to the children’s welfare and she asked that they be allowed to join our main program.
In 2016, both Josephine and Elvis were welcomed into the main branch of The Peace for Paul program. PFP recognized that if Jaja had a way to earn a living, she would be able to offer Josephine and Elvis a loving home. In 2015, PFP helped Jaja to tap water at her compound so she would no longer have to trek miles to get her water each day. Her water source is also being used as a small business as villagers come to her to purchase their water, rather than walking miles to the well. One of her elder grandchildren has come to live with her to act as a helper with household chores and daily tasks of living. Jaja is now healthy and with her income source is able to welcome her grandchildren Josephine and Elvis home for the school holidays.
Josephine now attends a highly ranked senior level boarding school and is excelling in her studies. When not studying, she enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her friends. PFP continues to support Josephine with education and most other expenses of living, but during school holidays she and Elvis spend time with their grandmother in her home. They do their best to help her around the home and enjoy the time they get to spend with her.
Date of Birth: September 21 2004
Place of birth: Jinja, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a doctor
Why? So I can treat people’s illnesses. I would love to earn enough money to open my own hospital and employ other people
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What is your favorite food? Matooke and meat
What is your favorite school subject? Social Studies
What are your hobbies? Listening to music, making friends and going on outings