Najjuma Irene


    Irene’s Story

    Prior to joining the PFP family, Irene lived with her mother, father and siblings in a slum area called Masese. Her mother is a good woman who does her best to care for her children, but is uneducated and unemployed, so struggles daily to do so. Irene’s father is an alcoholic who spends any money that the family is able to make on alcohol. He beats Irene’s mother and the children, and they are under constant threat of being forced to leave the home. When her father would become very abusive, the children would flee the home and beg others for food and a place to sleep.

    In 2011, Irene joined the PFP family. Now that Irene is safe with Peace for Paul, she dreams of her education and future. She loves to play games with her friends and is so proud to be learning to read. On school holidays, Irene enjoys visits with her mom in a safe and controlled environment. The two are very close and love spending time together. 

    Date of Birth: August 5, 2005

    Place of birth: Masese, Uganda


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

    Why? I want to treat people because I don’t want to see them dying

    What is your favorite color? Grey

    What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken

    What are your hobbies? Swimming, playing netball and singing

    What is your favorite subject in school? Science