Waibi Emmanuel


    Waibi’s Story

    Waibi first came to us in need of schooling and was enrolled in the PFP Junior program for education assistance. Waibi’s father had never been in his life, however he had a mother who loved him very much. Sadly, she was often ill and suffered from chronic psychosis, which left her completely incapable of providing for her son or even herself. When we met Waibi, both he and his mother lived with eight other relatives in a one-room mud hut. He slept on plastic bags on the floor and owned just one pair of clothing. His family had no money for food or medical expenses and they often went without anything to eat in a day.

    As he had family who loved him, Waibi was originally placed in our PFP Junior program (which paid for school fees and medical expenses only). Sadly, just one month after joining Peace for Paul’s Junior program, Waibi’s mother fell ill with tetanus and died suddenly. Now a total orphan, Waibi was welcomed into our main program and resides at Hope Home for boys. He is safe and healthy and is so proud to be attending school. Waibi looks toward his future with hope and says he hopes he can honor his mother’s memory and make her proud by working hard and making a better life for himself.

    Date of Birth: December 25, 2004

    Place of birth: Bugembe, Uganda


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

    Why? So I can treat people and help save lives

    What is your favorite color? Red

    What is your favorite food? Rice and beans

    What is your favorite school subject? Social Studies

    What is your favorite hobby? Playing football