Josephine lives with her mother and father and two younger siblings. Her parents are uneducated and struggle to find work. Her father digs holes for people’s outdoor latrines and even though he works very hard, it is not a stable income and the family often goes long periods with very little money. Paying school fees is often not possible and Josephine has been in and out of the school system as a result. Jobs are hard to find in Uganda and most people live on just enough to survive. For uneducated and impoverished people, breaking this cycle for their children can be nearly impossible. Nonetheless, Josephine’s parents have tried hard to get ahead and hope to see Josephine’s dream of becoming a nurse come true one day.
Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Josephine regularly attends a highly ranked primary school. While PFP supports Josephine with education and medical expenses, she continues to live with her parents, who she loves very much.
Date of Birth: February 10, 2011
What is your favorite subject in school? Reading
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Nurse
Why is education important? To make people smart
What is your favorite color? White
What is your favorite food? Rice and Meat
What are your hobbies? Swimming