Josephine’s Story

    For as long as Josephine can remember he 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 her brother Elvis had been living with their elderly grandmother and were a part of the PFP Junior program for two years, while still living with her. Their grandmother is 75 years old, and is far past the life expectancy of a woman in Uganda. She frequently falls sick and is unable to work to earn money for survival. Josephine’s grandmother is a kind woman and loves Elvis and Josephine very much. Unfortunately, it has become harder and harder for their grandmother to contribute and she has asked that the two children be allowed to join our main program. Luckily, the homes that Elvis and Josephine will be living are just a short walk from their grandmother’s house so they will be able to visit often.

    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