Isaiah’s Story

Isaiah* "Tutapona taught me that life doesn't stop when you get a problem" ? “My name is Isaiah* and I’m 13 years old. I came to Uganda from Congo when I was 6. We left everything there, and when we arrived here, it was just bush.   One day when I was at...
Jalil’s Story

Jalil’s Story

Jalil "Tutapona taught me not only hope, but to believe in myself." ? “I was living with my family. I had 1 brother, 3 sisters, my father and my mother. We were a small, happy family. Before ISIS came my life was stable. I completed high school and was in...
Geoffrey’s Story

Geoffrey’s Story

Geoffrey "Even though the situation is still difficult we live happily, we sleep happily, we do everything happily - it prepares for us a way" ? “When the war broke out I saw that many people were leaving, everyone feared for their lives. Many people were...
Bizan’s Story

Bizan’s Story

Bizan* "I hope to be a teacher and help people and this nation the way that I have been helped by Tutapona." ? “Before ISIS came, life was so good in Sinjar. I was in my last year of high school. My whole family was there. My father and mother, 2 sisters...
Nadia’s Story

Nadia’s Story

Nadia* "We don’t lose hope and we don’t give up" ? Her eyes are closed. She is recalling the very worst day of her life. She flinches, takes a deep breath, then nods her head as the memories begin to play. She remembers the bullets, slamming into the ground...
Hana’s Story

Hana’s Story

Hana "I’m believing in God that good things will happen." ? I had four brothers and seven sisters. I was in school. I enjoyed it. My sisters were there with me, my cousins- all of my family. Life was good. It was at 3 am when we woke to the sound of gunshots and...
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