Waibi first came to us in need of schooling. Waibi’s father had never been in his life, however he had a mother who loved him deeply. Sadly she was mentally 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 Juniors 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. We ensure he can remain in close contact with his cousins and visits them regularly. 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 mothers 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