Longoli’s Story

    Longoli is the youngest and only girl in the family. She remembers meeting her father once and says that he may still be alive. Longoli’s mother tried her best to take care of her children, but she did not have a job and earning money was a big challenge. The burden often went to Longoli’s older brothers who were still children themselves. They would go to town to dig in rubbish pits and beg for food. Longoli’s mother and brothers would try to find work in the day time, which meant that baby Longoli would often stay unattended all day without food or shelter.

    Longoli’s brother, Paul, met Heidi one day in town. After receiving a simple “thank you” from him after she gave him and his friends food, Heidi decided to help more. Brother Paul was brought into a home, went to school and The Peace for Paul Foundation was born. Shortly after, her brothers joined as well as little Longoli. 

    She still has almost no recollection of life before Peace for Paul. She suffered from severe malnutrition and refused to go to her mother for visits after being rescued. She does not speak their native tribal language of Karamojong, and only remembers her past from stories told by her siblings. Her big brother Paul is her hero, and they love each other so much. Grace likes to play with dolls and to do anything that her big brother does.

    Date of Birth: December 15, 2008

    Place of birth: Masese, Uganda


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

    Why? So I can save people

    What is your favorite color? Pink

    What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken

    What are your hobbies? Playing jokes

    What is your favorite subject in school? Science