- Charles Kato and Monica Swahn met in Uganda
- They fell in love and are now engaged to be married
- They have shared their romantic story
It is often said that love is blind, and a couple in Uganda who are from different cultural backgrounds know all about that.
Charles Kato, who is Ugandan, and Monica Swahn, who is originally from Sweden, are engaged to be married.
They shared their romantic story with Daily Monitor. They first met in 2015 when Swahn visited Uganda for her community research work.
Kate needed help for his Twekembe Slum Project and the two worked together. They soon developed a mutual attraction even though Swahn had just gone through a divorce.
She said: “I was in a phase of life where I was healing from a broken heart, after the divorce.” However, Kato's humor and charm won her over. In 2016, they got engaged.
Swahn said: “In 2016, he proposed to me and we got engaged. I had bought the rings from USA. We had prior talked about the engagement so it was not as magical, of him going on one knee or having photographers around.”
They met their respective families and went on a rollercoaster of holidays to celebrate their commitment to each other. They now look forward to getting married.
Kato said: "For the time we have been together, I always ask her for advice and the decision I make thereafter, I make and take good decisions. I have never been loved the way Swahn loves me."