2019

    Kowa’s Story

    Kowa is one of four children who lives with his mother in Mbiko, Uganda. His father died in Eastern Uganda when Kowa was very young. Unfortunately, after the death of the father, their family endured abuse and harassment from the father’s relatives. The family moved to Buikwe District in search of a better life and Kowa’s mother did her best, but is not educated and had little in the way of job prospects.  She worked by digging, washing clothes and performing other domestic tasks in order to earn a living. She was able to save enough to start a small business selling silver fish, but was robbed which left her business bankrupt. Unable to pay the rent their landlord threatened eviction so she left for another town to try to find work. The children were left in the hands of the eldest brother, Kowa, while she was gone for two months.  During her absence, they often went without food and the rent was still not being paid. In 2019, the Buikwe probation officer forwarded the case to PFP and we stepped in to offer support.  The rent back-pay was cleared and the children are being offered the opportunity to attend school.  The mother has been reunited with her children and they are now living together again. PFP will work with the her to get her business up and running again so she can support her children.

    Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Kowa attends a highly ranked primary school and has big dreams to become an Engineer someday. While PFP supports him with education and medical expenses, Kowa continues to live with his mother, who he loves very much. His mom works hand in hand with PFP and is proud to play a role in supporting Kowa in being able to attend school. 

    Q&A

    Date of Birth: March 17, 2004

    What is your favorite subject in school? Math

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

    Why? I admire the work that Engineers do

    What is your favorite color? Blue

    What is your favorite food? Matooke and meat

    What are your hobbies? Playing football and sharing my ideas with friends


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