At the height of a senseless civil war in northern Uganda, Prossy (26), was abducted by the notorious Lords Resistance Army (LRA) – led by Kony – at the age of 10. At the rebel base, she was forcefully given to a war commander to become his wife and she bore him two children.
When she eventually retuned from captivity, Prossy’s life was unbearable, as she could not look after the children. “I thought of committing suicide. I hated my children because I thought they were useless and had no future,” she says. But after spending almost 2 years in Watoto’s Living Hope, Prossy has found hope and peace.
“Through Living Hope, I was able to understand that I’m valuable in spite of my past. I have acquired skills that enable me to earn a living, and to look after my children and myself. I no longer look at my children as a burden. They are a blessing,” she beams with a smile.
Find out how women and children like Prossy, who have been victims at the hands of Kony and his rebels, are being empowered for a better future. Find out more about Watoto’s projects on the ground in northern Uganda. Click here.