Sanyu’s Story

    Before joining the PFP family, Sanyu was living with her mother, who is HIV positive and very ill. We do not know who Sanyu’s father is, and she has two elder sister.  The local chairperson (LC) of the village in which Sanyu lived reported that the mother did not have a job, but that she received money from men who “visit her”. Since Sanyu’s mother had not been able to find employment to care for her family she turned to selling her body for money and taught her eldest daughter, Birungi to do the same. The mother and three children all lived in a one room mud hut, and the community had been concerned for the well being of Sanyu and her sister Sharifa because of the men that visited the house, and because of the physical abuse she endured at the hands of her mother. The responsibility of caring for the children had fallen in the hands of Sanyu’s eldest sister since the mother was unable and often unwilling to do so herself. Since the family did not have enough money to meet even their most basic needs, the children had not been able to attend school for lack of school fees and they often went without food and other basic necessities. Since being rescued, Sanyu (as well as her sister Sharifa) is now happy and healthy in the Peace for Paul Family. Both Sanyu and Sharifa now have opportunities to study, access all needed medical care, eat well and get the love and care that they both deserve.

    Date of Birth: January 13, 2014

    Place of birth: Lower Navaa, Uganda


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

    Why? So that I can teach children

    What is your favorite color? Pink

    What is your favorite food? Rice and chicken

    What are your hobbies? Playing with dolls and sweeping

    What is your favorite school subject? English