Nakijoba Nuru


    Nuru’ Story

    For most of her young life, Nuru lived with both of her parents in the slum area called Masese. The mother and father have struggled for years with opioid addiction and in 2020, they separated due to continued drug and alcohol abuse and resultant domestic abuse. Nuru and her two sisters were kept by the father and made to remain indoors, no longer allowed to see their mother or anyone else. He became an angry man, and continued to smoke Opium. When he did so, he would become violent to the girls. The home they lived in had only one room and the girls were made to share this room with their father. The city probation officer and the PFP social work team were called to rescue the girls and provide a safe refuge until the time comes when their mother or father are rehabilitated and able to provide a safe and loving atmosphere for them.

    Now, Nuru lives with her siblings in PFP’s Love Home. Nuru and her sisters have the opportunity to attend school and study together. They love learning and are picking it up quickly. During school holidays the girl’s mother and father are welcome to visit their children and the family is working on rebuilding ties. Nuru is looking forward to her future with hope and loves visiting with her mom and dad in a controlled and safe environment. 

    Date of Birth: October 10, 2008


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

    Why? I think I would love working in a bank

    What is your favorite color? Pink

    What is your favorite food? Rice and peas

    What is your favorite thing to do? Playing netball

    What is your favorite subject in school? Social Studies

    Why? Because I would like to improve in it