Lomilo’s younger years had been very difficult and filled with change and uncertainty. His mother had struggled with drugs and alcohol and left Lomilo and his sister Natulei in the care of their father. Lomilo’s grandmother recounts that one day, she was arrested and taken to jail She did not have any contact with Lomilo or his sister Natulei between 2011 and 2019. Shortly after their mother left, Lomilo’s father passed away, cause unknown.
Lomilo’s grandmother took the two children in and she did the best she could but in her old age, could not obtain employment. All she could do was look for food in the rubbish bins of Jinja town. Before joining the PFP family, Lomilo and his sister Natulei would try to help their grandmother by going to town each day to beg for help. They would also help their older sister who worked in a bar by serving, cleaning and washing dishes. When they weren’t working at the bar, begging on the streets or digging in the rubbish pits, they would collect firewood and dig in gardens for money. Neither Lomilo or his sister Natulei, had ever had the luxury of attending school. Food insecurity was a big challenge and they would often go without any food in an entire day.
In 2011, Natulei and Lomilo both were rescued and brought to live at The Peace for Paul Foundation’s Family home where they are able to attend school and just focus on bing children. Today, Natulei and Lomilo are happy, healthy and studying hard in school. Lomilo loves dancing and playing soccer and swimming. In 2019, Peace for Paul’s social worker located Lomilo’s mother in Northern Uganda. During school holidays, he now has the chance to spend time rebuilding the relationship with his mom in a controlled and safe environment. His grandmother also loves to come and visit the children at the PFP family homes.
Date of Birth: September 24, 2006
Place of birth: Masese, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a mechanic
Why? So I can learn how to repair vehicles
What is your favorite subject? Math
What is your favorite color? Orange
What is your favorite food? Rice and meat
What are your hobbies? Dancing