Lojore’s Story:

    “I was born in Moroto, an area in northeast Uganda. There was so much fighting here before with rebels. They would fight over the cattle and everyone used guns. My father was shot and killed by rebels in 2012, so it was just my mother, my sister and me left in the family. My mother tried so much to take care of us but it was never enough money. She would sell charcoal and my sister and I worked digging gardens and collecting firewood for some small money.

    When my father was alive, we would go to school. But after he died, it was too much and the money was not there. We had to work every day but would often go without food in a day. Somedays, we would go two or three days before having a bite of food. Life was very hard for us and everyone in the village.

    Then Peace for Paul came to my village in 2013 and I was so full of hope. My life is so good now. We eat three big meals every day. My school is so nice and fun. I have many clothes and a bed and a very good house. I am so happy for the opportunity of education given to me. I am so happy with my life now and do not want to return to Moroto again.”

     

    Date of Birth: June 19, 2003

    Place of birth: Moroto, Uganda

    Q&A

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

    Why? So I can help reduce the number of rebels in the country

    What is your favorite color? Yellow

    What is your favorite food? Matoke and chicken

    What are your hobbies? Singing

    What is your favorite subject in school? Math and English