2019

    Sarah’s Story

    Sarah was born to a mother with severe mental illness and never met her father. The mother was not able to work and they did not have a place to call home. They were usually on the move and always looking for places to stay, often in unfinished structures, which left them both vulnerable. Sarah and her mother were both raped over the course of Sarah’s childhood. Her mother, when suffering a mental break, would leave Sarah alone for long periods of time. Sarah’s mother loved her very much and though she could not keep Sarah safe, she refused to give her up. Local officials eventually removed Sarah by force out of concern for her well being. 

    Sarah was taken in by an organization that cared for her for a number of years. Unfortunately, due to corruption and removal of donor support, the organization was shut down and Sarah found herself facing a very uncertain life again. The local probation officer was made aware of the situation and it was determined that Sarah could not safely be resettled with her mother yet. This was when PFP was asked to assist.

    In 2018, Sarah was welcomed home to the safety and stability of The Peace for Paul family. She now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and is excelling in her studies. When not studying, he enjoys playing netball, dodgeball and other sports. 

    In 2019, Sarah’s mother received medical care through the support of her family and  has been put on medication and is receiving counseling services. Sarah’s great aunt has taken her mother into her home and looks after her. Her mother continues to ask for Sarah and the great aunt has welcomed Sarah to her home for school holidays as well so she may spend time with her beloved mom.  PFP continues to support Sarah with education and medical related expenses, but during school holidays she spends time with her great aunt and mother at her aunt’s home. The PFP social worker makes weekly home visits to ensure Sarah’s safety and well being. She loves spending time with her mom and is grateful for the love that surrounds her. 

    Date of Birth: August 29, 2008

    Place of birth: Jinja, Uganda

    Q&A

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

    Why? So that I can treat sick people

    What is your favorite color? Purple

    What is your favorite food? Rice and meat

    What are your hobbies? Playing netball and dodgeball

    What is your favorite subject in school?  English


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