Patrick Joseph

Age 24

My life before HandUp

I started living on the streets when I was 8 years old. I have memories that I could never explain and I experienced a lot of violence.

My life at HandUp

I am excited about this project of working with HandUp because it has trained me to be an artisan this last year. I have been promoted to Supervisor for HandUp House and I hope that this gets me closer to being a great businessman one day.

What I have learned

The best thing that I learned at Zanfan, the boy’s home that took me in, is how to live with others.

My hopes for the future

I would like to get married and have children and become a responsible dad.

Just for fun

Favorite sport: soccer
Favorite food: cornmeal, fish and pasta
Favorite hobby: reading for knowledge
Favorite color: black and white