Michael’s Story:

    We used to live in the slums of Masese and life was really hard because we only could survive on one meal in a day when we had money.   We could rent a room to stay in but it was very expensive to pay monthly since our mother never had a stable income source that would generate some money to allow her facilitate us in the requirements and the basic needs as we required. This resulted in forcefully resorting to the street and me and my brothers started to go begging so that we could support our mother. Even though we did that, it was still so hard and still as we were there, we were unable to raise even the money for rent because we had so little food to survive.

    I therefore decided to join the Child Restoration Organization, project which used to support all the street children and it used to provide to them the education. Still, while I was there, all never seemed that fine as I wanted it to be because this organization only provided the education to me but left out the other basic needs out for myself to find like food, medicine and shelter. So life continued in the hard way because as I always left school, I would then immediately go on the streets and start begging so that I could try to raise something to take back to mother who did not have a job. 

    My coming into the Peace for Paul Foundation family was through my young brother Kurre Bosco and when I started staying in this family just for a few days, I realized a great difference. Now am living this kind of happy life and getting all the necessary basic needs any child anywhere should be provided with.

     

    Date of Birth: January 8, 1999

    Place of birth: Moroto, Uganda

    Q&A

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

    Why? I want to help poor people defend themselves

    What is your favorite color? Red

    What is your favorite food? Rice and beans

    What are your hobbies? Playing chess

    What is your favorite subject in school? Geography