Peter Mutabazi, a successful entrepreneur and international advocate for children is the founder of Now I Am Known. This corporation provides resources to encourage and affirm children.
Peter’s passion for advocacy began in a small village in Uganda on the border of Rwanda. Peter’s abusive father beat his family and told him often that he regretted bringing up a son. Peter didn’t even have a name until he was two years old! Peter, who was in grade school and feared that his father might kill him, ran away from home to Kampala, Uganda’s capital, hoping for a better existence on the streets.
He approached a foreign tourist one day with the intention of robbing that person. Instead, the tourist looked him in the eye and asked, “What’s your name?”
Peter was the first to ask this question.
The man, James, who was associated to Compassion International fed Peter every day and told him that he was worth love. Peter began to grow in trust and belief as time went on.
Peter eventually attended boarding school and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Makerere University in Kampala. He spent 11 years travelling around the world after moving to America.