Khwaka Christine

    2019

    Christine’s Story

    Christine’s mother was an orphan and at 14 years old she became so desperate that she dropped out of school and started working as a house girl in the city. By the time she was 15, she had been raped and had given birth to Christine. Christine’s mother struggled to provide for herself, let alone her little girl. She started a relationship with another man she thought would care for her and her daughter Christine. However after she became pregnant with his daughter Julie, he disappeared and no one knows where he is. After the birth of Julie, their mother dropped the girls with her uncle who cared for them for a few years. Unfortunately, the uncle was unemployed and an alcoholic who had no desire or intention of caring for the girls long term. He left them with his mother, but she saw the girls as a burden and was not kind to them. The grandmother abused both Christine and Julie, denied them food and insulted them constantly. She did these things, she says, because they are the children of a “prostitute”.

    Finally in 2016, Julie and Christine were welcomed home to the safety and stability of The Peace for Paul family. Christine now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and is excelling in her studies. When not studying, she enjoys skipping rope, coloring and playing with her friends. 

    In 2019, Julie’s mother resurfaced and in the past few years has gotten her life together. She works as a tailor in the village and although unable to afford school fees, for Christine, she loves getting to spend time with her and takes pride in being able to provide a home for holidays.  PFP continues to support Christine with education and medical related expenses, but during school holidays she spends time at her mother’s home. The PFP social worker makes weekly home visits to ensure Christine’s safety and well being. 

    Date of Birth: August 15, 2011

    Q&A

    What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a secretary

    Why? Because I admire the work secretaries do

    What is your favorite color? White

    What is your favorite food? Rice and chicken

    What is your favorite thing to do? Skipping rope

    What is your favorite subject in school? Matching and coloring

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