Juma’s Story

    Juma was born in the slums of Masese to an uneducated and unemployed mother and father. When he was very young, both parents disappeared leaving him to fend for himself. Originally it was believed his mother had died. Recently she returned to Masese though is unable to care for Juma. He does not remember his father or know if he is alive. When he was living in the slums, he would sometimes be able to attend school. Food was very unstable and “some days we didn’t have food and other days we would get one meal.”

    Now that he is a part of the Peace for Paul family, Juma has the chance to attend school and to live a life full of hope for the future. He is a quiet child who enjoys all sports and attending school.

    Date of Birth: August 19, 2005

    Place of birth: Masese, Uganda


    What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become an engineer

    Why? Because I want to repair vehicles

    What is your favorite color? Red

    What is your favorite food? Rice and meat

    What are your hobbies? Playing football

    What is your favorite school subject? English