Lillian Otyang


    2024

    Lillian’s Story

    Lillian’s parents both tragically passed away from HIV/AIDS in 2013. They left Lillian and her four siblings behind. A kind neighbor initially stepped in to help these recently orphaned children, but could not provide for them long-term. In order to share the financial burden, Lillian and her siblings were separated and sent to different homes.

    Lillian went to live with her grandmother with her cousin Fabian. Unfortunately, the grandmother was also struggling with poverty and was not able to provide for them either. Eventually their grandmother found an auntie of the children and left them with her in the slums of Masese. Things continued to get worse and they found themselves in an even less safe environment where their basic needs were not being met. In 2017, Lillian was welcomed into Peace for Paul along with her cousin Fabian.

    Lillian now attends a highly ranked boarding school and dreams of becoming a nurse in the future. During school holidays, Lillian travels to Moroto to visit her relatives and siblings with her cousin Fabian under the care and supervision of a PFP social worker. She enjoys spending time with them and reconnecting with her tribe and culture. In her down time, Lillian loves to play netball (volleyball), listen to music and watch movies.

    Date of Birth: October 10, 2007

    Place of birth: Matany-Karamoja Uganda

    Relatives in the PFP Program: Amodoi Fabian (cousin) and Angela Joseph (second cousin they refer to as uncle).

    Q&A

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

    Why? So I can help treat people who are sick

    What is your favorite color? White

    What is your favorite food? Chicken and chips

    What are your hobbies? Netball, dancing, listening to music and watching movies.

    What is your favorite subject in school? Math and English


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