Kakuru’s Story

Both of Kakuru’s parents died before he had turned a year old. Since he was a complete orphan with no support from other relatives, his elderly grandfather took both Kakuru and his twin brother Kato in.  Their grandfather had been a farmer and at one time was able to provide some food and other necessities for the boys, but in his old age, his health has started failing. He was unable to work and Kato and Kakuru regularly went days without food. Attending school was never a possibility for them as their entire focus had to be on basic survival.  The twins and the grandfather begged on the streets for money to survive but it was often not enough to meet even their most basic needs. In July 2017, Kakuru’s feet became infested with jiggers and he was no longer able to walk the streets to beg for food. His twin brother sustained a wound on his leg, which became infected. The same month, their grandfather disappeared completely and they were left on their own. Thankfully, just at the right moment, Kakuru found a sponsor and will forever have a safe and loving place to call home and will have the opportunity to attend school and to chase his dreams. PFP will work hard to ensure the boys maintain a safe and healthy relationship with their grandfather as well, if he can be found. 

Date of Birth: March 8, 2009

Tribe: Mukiga

Q&A

What do you want to be when you grow up? An Engineer 

Why? I want to repair vehicles

What is your favorite color? Yellow and green

What is your favorite food? Chips

What is your favorite thing to do? Playing football 

What is your favorite school subject? English