Mwanje Esau


    Esau’s Story

    Esau was born to parents in deep poverty, living in Njeru Uganda. He is the youngest of four children, with three elder siblings Fresher, Teddy and Nakayi also in the PFP program.

    The children were left to raise themselves due to addiction and neglect. They struggled to obtain food and water and were often left in precarious situations on their own. It came to a point where the eldest brother, Fresher, became the head of the young family of siblings and would lead them outside to look for leftover food. He sought out odd jobs to earn some money to supplement as well.

    Finally, the children’s struggle was brought to the attention of the authorities who forwarded the case to the local police. In 2019, both parents were arrested. It was at this time that Esau and his siblings were brought to The Peace for Paul Foundation.

    For a year the four siblings stayed together at PFP’s Hope and Love Homes and were nurtured back to health. They had a safe place to call home, and loving aunties and uncles to ensure all of their needs were met and that they knew the meaning of love and support. They all attend school and are now looking toward their future with hope. 

    In 2020, Esau’s mother and father were released from prison. They were sober and had received parenting training. Now they do small jobs in the village and although they are unable to afford school fees for Esau and his siblings, they love getting to spend time with their children and take pride in now being able to provide a home for school holidays. PFP continues to support Esau with education and medical related expenses. The PFP social worker makes weekly home visits to ensure Esau’s safety and well being. 

    Date of Birth: January 1, 2017

    Place of Birth: Ssunga Village, Nyenga Subcounty, Buikwe District

    Siblings in the PFP Program: Senono Fresher, Nakiranda Teddy and Nakayi Teddy


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

    Why? Such that I can treat sick people.

    What is your favorite color? White

    What is your favorite food? Posho and beans

    What is your favorite thing to do? Playing football, hide and seek and swinging.

    What is your favorite subject in school? Matching and coloring.

    Why? I love them and it’s easy!