Mpanga Samuel


    Samuel’s Story

    “I live with my older brother Derrick and we are both under the care of our Grandfather Wagoma, aged 78.  We were abandoned by our parents when we were young and they ran away with our two young sisters.  Nobody knows their whereabouts.  Our grandfather is helpless.  He is unable to do work because of back problems and his old age.  We only survive on the kindness of neighbors and by doing some odd work like digging, fetching water for people and looking after animals in return for food and a little money that we use to buy books and pay school fees.  Our grandfather has pleaded with the head teacher to allow us to study and in case he gets a bit of money, he brings it to school in payments for our fees. During the holidays and evening hours from school, we do all the work we can to make money for school and food”.

    Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Samuel attends a highly ranked primary school and no longer has to worry about his school fees being unpaid. He has big dreams to become an Engineer someday so he can “make enough money and help support his family”.  While PFP supports him with education and medical expenses, Samuel continues to live with his grandfather, who he loves very much. His Jaja (grandpa) works hand in hand with PFP and is proud to play a role in supporting Samuel in being able to attend school. 


    Date of Birth: March 14, 2008

    What is your favorite subject in school? Social Studies

    What do you want to be when you grow up? An Engineer

    What is your favorite color? Green

    What is your favorite food? Matooke and Chicken

    What are your hobbies? Playing Football

    Why do you feel an education is important?  It will help me get money to care for the family and have a better life