Longoli is the youngest and only girl in the family. Longoli’s mother is a single mom living in poverty. She 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 for scrap metal to sell and beg for food. Longoli’s mother and brothers would try to find work in the daytime, which left baby Longoli unattended all day in the slums 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. After living on the streets, Paul was brought into a home and sent to school. The Peace for Paul Foundation was born. Shortly after, Longoli joined as well.
Paul and Longoli remain close and love each other very much. She calls Paul her hero. Longoli loves studying in school and is a happy child. Longoli’s mother continues to struggle with employment and severe health issues, but she makes sure to come and visit Longoli and Paul on holidays. Peace for Paul ensures that they have every opportunity to build their relationship and spend as much time together as possible.
Date of Birth: December 15, 2008
Place of birth: Masese, Uganda
Siblings in the PFP Program: Olupot Paul
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a social worker
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, hide and seek and netball (volleyball)
What is your favorite subject in school? Science