Both of Kato’s parents died before he had turned a year old. His elderly grandfather took both Kato and his twin brother Kakuru in when they were just babies. 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 began failing. He was unable to work and Kato and Kakuru regularly went days without food. Attending school had not been a possibility for them as their entire focus was 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 essential needs. In July of 2017, Kato sustained an injury and developed a wound on his leg which became infected. It became so painful that he was no longer able to walk the streets to beg for food. His twin brother developed an infestation of jiggers in his feet (because he could not afford shoes).
Their grandfather pleaded with the Peace for Paul Foundation to rescue the boys and to give them a chance at a bright future. In 2017, both Kato and Kakuru were welcomed home to the safety and stability of The Peace for Paul family. Kato now attends a highly ranked boarding school and is working hard, studying to one day become a doctor. When not studying, he enjoys playing football and swimming.
In 2019, the PFP social work team located an aunt of the boys (the sister to Kato and Kakuru’s late mother). She is a teacher in the town neighboring the PFP family home and she has welcome the boys to spend school holidays with her so they may get to know each other and show the boys the love they deserve to have. PFP continues to support Kato with education and all expenses of living, and during school holiday he and Kakuru spend time with their aunt in her home.
Date of Birth: March 8, 2009
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a doctor
Why? So I can treat people and save their lives
What is your favorite color? White and purple
What is your favorite food? Rice and chicken
What is your favorite thing to do? Playing football and swimming
What is your favorite school subject? English