Julie’s mother was 15 years old when she became pregnant with her first child (Julie’s sister, Christine) due to rape. Their mother has no living parents and her relatives have always been hesitant to help her. She started a relationship with another man she thought would care for her and her daughter Christine. However after she became pregnant with his daughter Julie, he disappeared and no one knows where he is. After the birth of Julie, their mother dropped the girls with her uncle who cared for them for a few years. Unfortunately, the uncle was unemployed and an alcoholic who had no desire or intention of caring for the girls long term. He left them with his mother, but she saw the girls as a burden and was not kind to them. The grandmother abused both Christine and Julie, denied them food and insulted them constantly. She did these things, she says, because they are the children of a “prostitute”.
Finally in 2017, Julie and Christine were welcomed home to the safety and stability of The Peace for Paul family. Julie now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and is excelling in her studies. When not studying, she enjoys art, coloring and playing with her friends.
In 2019, Julie’s mother resurfaced and in the past few years has gotten her life together. She works as a tailor in the village and although unable to afford school fees, for Julie, she loves getting to spend time with her and takes pride in being able to provide a home for holidays. PFP continues to support Julie with education and medical related expenses, but during school holidays she spends time at her mother’s home. The PFP social worker makes weekly home visits to ensure Julie’s safety and well being.
Date of Birth: January 31, 2014
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? White
What is your favorite food? Chips and rice
What is your favorite thing to do? Playing with toys
What is your favorite subject in school? Art and coloring