Viola’s father passed away in 2005 when he contracted malaria and did not have the money to treat it properly. In 2014, her mother also died from an illness she was unable to afford treatment for. After the death of her mother, Viola went to live with her grandmother and her uncle, but both were unemployed and could not afford to meet her most basic needs. As a growing teenage girl, she was at a much higher risk of abuse or forced marriage, especially as she lived in a very poor community. The relatives tried but could not support Viola and she had not been able to attend school, which was her dream as a small child.
In 2015, Viola joined the PFP Foundation family and has been thriving in her environment since. She attends a highly ranked private boarding school and is excelling in all of her classes. She hopes to one day become a flight attendant. When not studying, she also enjoys playing sports, swimming and dancing.
In 2018, Viola’s eldest sister came forward after obtaining a job and reported that she wanted to offer a home and family to Viola and to their brother Kafero. PFP continues to support Viola with education and medical related expenses, but during school holidays, she lives at home with her sister, who loves her very much. The PFP social worker continues to make home visits and to follow up to ensure her safety and well being. Viola enjoys spending time with her family and is grateful for all of the love that surrounds her.
Date of Birth: August 16, 2000
Place of birth: Jinja, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a flight attendant
Why? I want to be able to care for passengers as they travel overseas
What is your favorite color? Sky blue
What is your favorite food? Matooke and nut stew
What are your hobbies? Playing netball and listening to music
What is your favorite subject in school? Physics