Rehema Manyendo

    Rehema’s Story

    Rehema’s mother, Hadija is the grandmother to five other children who are living in her home because of their parent’s inability to care for them. Rehema and her family live in extreme poverty and the children do not attend school due to the high cost of school fees. Their home has no doors and is only partially built so they are exposed to the elements and vulnerable to thieves and others who may enter at their will. Rehema’s mother sells local food called “Murokonyi”, or cow’s legs in order to support her family. The nature of this business depends on the day and at times, she comes back home without selling anything at all. She struggles to meet the basic needs of all the children including coming up with money to pay for their medical care, food, clothes and school fees.

    Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Rehema attends a highly ranked primary school and has big dreams to become a nurse someday. While PFP supports Rehema with education and medical expenses, she continues to live with her mother, who she loves very much. 


    Date of Birth: July 15, 2009

    What is your favorite subject in school? Mathematics

    Why do you like school? I am studying so I will have a bright future

    What do you want to be when you grow up? A Nurse

    Why?  I want to treat people

    What is your favorite color? Purple and light green

    What is your favorite food? Rice and Fish

    What are your hobbies? Swimming and watching series