Patience’s father passed away in 2014 which left Patience, her two sisters and their mother alone without any support. Since the death of their father, life was difficult for the family and they would often find themselves homeless, wandering the streets looking for work, food and a place to sleep. Patience and her mother volunteered at a local church cleaning the grounds in exchange for food but unfortunately, this work was not consistent and the family often went without food and other basics for days on end. Out of desperation, the girls’ mother turned to prostitution in an effort to try and provide for her children. Unfortunately, she contracted HIV and has been sick with the disease since 2015. She continued to earn money the only way she knew how-by selling her body for money to willing men. The prostitution happened in the same one room home that the three small girls lived, which put their lives and well being at great risk. Her mother pleaded with The Peace for Paul Foundation to rescue Patience and her sisters so they would have a chance at a better life. In 2017 Tracy, Promise and Patience were welcomed into the PFP family and are now looking toward their future with hope.
Patience now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and wants to become a nurse one day. In the three years that Patience and her sisters lived with PFP, their mother had a chance to settle and focus on a way out. She has since retired from prostitution and has obtained a certificate in tailoring. She runs a small business as a tailor and is able to provide basic necessities for herself. During school holidays, the girls spend time with their mother at her home. PFP continues to support Patience with education and medical related expenses, and the PFP social worker makes weekly home visits to ensure her safety and well being. Patience enjoys spending time with her mother and loves learning about and being a part of her culture.
Date of Birth: April 24, 2013
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a nurse
Why? So that I can treat sick people
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken
What is your favorite thing to do? Playing netball
What is your favorite subject in school? Math and English