2018

    Natulei’s Story

    Natulei is the youngest of four children. Her mother had struggled with drugs and alcohol and left her children in the care of their father. She was arrested at one point and taken to jail. She has not had contact with Natulei or her other siblings since. Shortly after their mother left, Natule’s father also ran away and left her and her brother with their grandmother. We recently received news that Natulei’s father passed away, cause unknown.

    Natulei’s grandmother did the best she could and tried to care for the two children, but in her old age, she could not obtain employment. All she could do was look for food in the rubbish bins of Jinja town. Before joining the PFP family, Natule and her brother would go to town each day to beg for help. They would also help their older sister who worked in a bar. As very small children, they would help her serve, clean and wash dishes. When they weren’t working at the bar, begging on the streets or digging in the rubbish pits, they would collect firewood and dig in gardens for money. Neither she nor her brother, Lomilo, ever had the luxury of attending school. Food insecurity was a big challenge and they would often go without any food in an entire day.

    In 2011, Natulei and Lomilo both were rescued and brought to live in a safe home where they were able to attend school and just be children. Today, Natule and Lomilo are happy, healthy and studying with Peace for Paul. Natulei continues to work hard and is often top of her class. She says that even though she is sad that her mother and father left them, she is so happy to have a new family with Peace for Paul.

    Date of Birth: May 19, 2007

    Place of birth: Masese, Uganda

    Q&A

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

    Why? I want to help mothers who cannot help themselves. I also want to become a dancer!

    What is your favorite color? Red, pink, and yellow

    What is your favorite food? Posh and beans

    What are your hobbies? Dancing

    What is your favorite subject in school? Science, English, and Social Studies