“I am the youngest of 12 children born to my parents. My eldest sibling is 30 years old and my parents are elderly. My mom and dad have always struggled to find money to support the family and none of my siblings have had the opportunity to attend school. I hope to be the first and my dream is to become a nurse one day so that I can keep my family healthy and help them heal when they are sick. When I was very young, my dad left the family and we do not know where he went or if he is still alive. This left my 12 siblings and I at home with my mom. My mom is becoming weak and she struggles with high blood pressure and very little energy. My siblings and I try our best to find food and money to sustain ourselves with, but we usually rely on help from our neighbors and other good Samaritans as none of us have an education and struggle to find employment”.
Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Regina can pursue her dream of becoming a nurse and helping her family rise up out of the poverty they have been living in. She is now looking toward her future with hope and we are honored to play a part in her life’s story.
Date of Birth: June 30, 2016
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a nurse
Why? I want to help sick people and most especially my family during times of illness
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What is your favorite food? Matooke, rice and beef
What is your favorite thing to do? I love playing with dolls and making things from the leaves of banana trees
What is your favorite subject in school? Mathematics
Why do you feel that education is important? Because education helps you to learn and to have a big mind