Anzo Pasdale Vunivuri

A chef from Obamatown

Anzo Pasdale Vunivuri

Anzo Pasdale Vunivuri, a 27 year old chef working in Obamatown, South Sudan, is no stranger to war and hardship. During his country’s struggle for independence, Anzo’s mother took him to live in Uganda until 2007. Even today, she continues to support Anzo as he does not earn a living wage as a chef. His father serves in the military but also doesn’t earn a living wage. Ready to start a family himself, Anzo is unable to save enough money to pay an appropriate dowry. Prices are just too high, he says. “Now we must eat our cows, not use them for marriage,”