Meet Penuel: Only Surviving Child of AIDS-stricken Parents
Penuel is a 10-year-old girl who has no siblings and relatives. She is the only child of tea factory workers who both died because of HIV/AIDS. Her father died in 2013 when she was six years old and her mother died three years later.
We at Bwindi ECO Children Uganda are working hard to help her have a better chance at life. She is now in 4th grade and she loves her English subject.
Until recently, we believed that Penuel had no family who could help her. But an ex-soldier just visited her and explained how they are related.
Penuel chose not to continue contact and communication with him, but we plan to visit him to learn more about their relationship. We believe that we have a role to play to help out Penuel.
Penuel’s dream is to one day become a lawyer. She is currently waiting for a sponsor who can partner with her to make her dreams come true.