When Shatra was born, her father refused to admit that Shatra was his. He abandoned Shatra’s mom and when Shatra was still a baby, her mom left her with her great grandmother (Shatra’s dad’s grandmother). The mother has not been seen or heard from since she left.
Shatra’s great grandmother is a kind hearted woman and had taken in another child (Shatra’s cousin Fatuma) as well. She did her best to look after the girls, but at her advanced age she was not able to work and was not able to afford school fees or other basic necessities for Shatra or Fatuma. Before joining the PFP family, Shatra helped her cousin Fatuma to fetch water for people in the neighborhood to earn money for food. In 2015, the great grandmother pleaded with PFP to accept Shatra and Fatuma into the program, as she said it hurts her so much to see the girls working in the community to earn a living at such a young age. She was worried for their future and feared they would become young mothers themselves if they were not able to attend school.
Shatra now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and has big dreams to become a teacher in the future. Over the years, Shatra’s father realized his mistakes and he came back to reconcile with both Shatra and the great grandmother. He built the grandmother a house and lives there with her now. During school holidays, Shatra spends time visiting her beloved great grandmother and is getting to know her father as well. PFP is helping the two to build their relationship in a safe and secure environment. Shatra enjoys spending time with her family and is grateful for all of the love that surrounds her.
Date of Birth: July 9, 2012
Place of birth: Iganga, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a teacher
Why? So I can teach children
What is your favorite color? White
What is your favorite food? Rice and chicken
What is your favorite thing to do? Playing football
What is your favorite subject in school? Religious education