Rosie takes care of ten children. Six of them are her own, and four of them are her orphaned grandchildren. Their parents all died of AIDS.
Rosie was fetching water in 1996 when she stepped on a landmine that was planted by the LRA. She lost most of her left leg as a result. It was amputated above the knee.
As a result, Rosie finds it very hard to earn money. Many women dig the fields for money in Kitgum, but Rosie is unable to due to her leg. She makes a little money retailing sardines. Her son helps out in the holidays by making bricks. Her husband is unemployed.
Her family and her eat two meals a day - typically lunch and supper.
A man escaped from the LRA and took a gun with him. The man was from Rosie's village. The LRA was not happy. They went to the Rosie's village and killed fifty-six people in the hope that one of them was the man who stole the gun. They later learnt that they hadn't killed him and repeated the exercise, this time killing eighteen. A similar result meant another raid killing six people. Still they could not kill him, so they gave up. The man is said to be living in Gulu somewhere. A high price for one gun... Three of the people killed were Rosie's nieces.