Lotte’s mother was shot and killed by rebels when he was a very young so he does not remember her. After that, his father denied that Lotte was his son. He remained with his father for a few years, but his father’s new wife physically abused Lotte, denied him food, forced him to work and taunted him about the death of his mother. Lotte’s father eventually sent him away and demanded that he no longer call him “dad”.
Lotte was sometimes able to stay with his grandmother, but even she could not (or would not) provide for him. At the age of 5, Lotte began trading work in nearby villages for food or a place to sleep at night. He would do things for people such as tending to cows, fetching water or digging in people’s gardens. Lotte explains that he has always had a strong desire to attend school. Although he could not pay school fees, he would sneak into classes just to hear the lectures.
Lotte came to Peace for Paul in 2013 and began his studies. He loves learning and says he is so lucky to go to school. Lotte is grateful to his sponsor and says “this is a turning point in my life! I am so happy for this new life and for a chance to work hard in school and to get good grades”.
Date of Birth: January 17, 2005
Place of birth: Moroto, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a doctor
Why? I want to save people’s lives
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken
What are your hobbies? Playing football and swimming
What is your favorite subject in school? Science and social studies