2019

    Joan’s Story

    When Joan was 7 years old, her mother abandoned her family and left without a trace. Her father took care of her for some time but eventually he lost his job and was unable to care for Joan. Life was difficult, but it became even more so when Joan’s dad remarried. The new wife did not love Joan or her seven siblings and sent them out to beg for food rather than to take care of them (she focused on feeding her three biological children only). After seeing the way Joan was treated, her grandmother brought Joan (and all six of her siblings) to live with her. The grandmother sells second hand clothes in the market and while Joan is safer with grandma, there was not enough money available for Joan or her siblings to attend school. 

    Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Joan attends a highly ranked primary school and has big dreams to become an doctor someday. While PFP supports her with education and medical expenses, Joan continues to live with her grandmother, who she loves very much. Her grandma works hand in hand with PFP and is proud to play a role in supporting Joan in being able to attend school. 

    Q&A

    Date of Birth: September 16, 2007

    What is your favorite subject in school? Math

    What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor

    Why?  I want to help sick people

    Why do you want to go to school?  I want to learn and acquire knowledge

    What is your favorite color? Red

    What is your favorite food? Matooke and Chicken

    What are your hobbies? Playing dodgeball and novel reading

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