Christine takes care of eleven children. Nine of them are her own, and two are her orphaned nephews. Her brother was killed by the LRA in 1986, and his wife died of cholera.
Her husband died of AIDS while Christine was pregnant. The child that was born just grew smaller and smaller until it passed away. No one in her family has been tested for HIV.
Mercifully, Christine has had no direct interactions with the LRA, although the nomadic Karamajong tribe raided her village in 1986 and took her families cattle.
Christine works in the quarry by breaking large rocks into smaller rocks that are then sold to the builders in Kitgum. She cannot afford a hammer or a spade for the work and has to hire them. She also collects bamboo from the forest for sale. Her children also bring in some money in other small ways
Christine worries a lot for the future. The ICC (International Criminal Court) should either arrest Kony, or give him amnesty.
She wished God would bring peace to the region and allow her to start a small business so that she can pay her children's school fees.
Christine says, with a smile, that she would love to come to New Zealand to sell necklaces there.