Longok Priscilla


    Priscilla’s Story:

    When Priscilla was seven years old her father disappeared and left her mother alone with their four children. Her mother was unemployed and was not able to afford rent. Priscilla and her family moved from place to place looking for a place to permanently stay and food to eat. Priscilla and her youngest sister began roaming the streets of Jinja to beg. Their mother spent the day collecting firewood to sell. Between the begging and the firewood sales, they earned enough to buy a little bit of food to eat and sometimes enough to pay rent for a short time.

    Unfortunately, this way of life eventually proved to be too much for Priscilla’s mother and she passed. After this unexpected tragedy, Priscilla ran away from the slum she had been staying in and did not return for two years. Once she returned she was taken in by a woman who had once been a friend of her mothers. Unfortunately, this woman used Priscilla as a “house girl” and did not allow her to attend school. Priscilla again ran away to look for a better life but continued to face uncertainty and danger every step of the way.

    One day in Masese (a local slum), Priscilla found her aunt Lotukei who was enrolled in the PFP Main Program. Priscilla told Lotukei all about her struggles and shortly after, Priscilla was welcomed into the PFP family. Priscilla’s sponsor ensures that she has food, clothing, medical care and a safe roof over her head. Now, Priscilla attends a great school and she loves studying so she may have a brighter future.

    Date of Birth: November 14, 2005

    Place of birth: Masese, Uganda

    Siblings in the PFP Program: Lotukei Agnes (Aunt)


    What is your favorite color? Red and yellow

    What is your favorite food? Rice and meat

    What are your hobbies? Dancing, reading books, knitting and playing netball (volleyball).

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

    Why? So that I can treat people who have issues with their hearts.

    What is your favorite subject in school? Science