Catherine is a 14-year-old elder sister to 2 siblings. A meeting with her primary school’s head teacher proved to us that she is not only a bright girl, but also disciplined and devoted to her schooling. In her last three terms at secondary school, she was among those who earned
The Samburu community in Kenya faces many daily challenges, from famine to intertribal war to cattle raids. As a young man, Peter was expected to become a tribal guard or participate in raids on neighboring tribes. However, Peter was instead determined to go to school. Whenever he got a break
Caleb’s father passed away when he was a young boy, leaving his mother behind to raise three children. When it was Caleb’s turn to join secondary school in January of 2016, his family had no money to pay his school fees. Well-wishers around the neighborhood donated enough to
Susan comes from a humble family in the rural Tawa area of Makueni County. Her parents are both peasant farmers, and Susan often has to devote most of her time to helping with farm work and attending to household chores, rather than focusing on her studies. Despite her difficult home
Catherine is a confident, hardworking student who has recently joined our program. She hopes she can find a sponsor/mentor to help her to continue to attend class 8 as she is well aware that education is indispensable. It is her goal to become a social worker to help improve the
Peter is the only son to his single mother. He is a hardworking 13-year-old boy who managed to score a 317 on his KCPEs. This is a solid grade that will grant him entry to a good secondary school. He was referred to us by three independent sources: his school
Nicholas is the son of Mzee Mugo, who is the subject of our blog post The Poor Donor. He graduated from primary school in 2016 and joined the nearby day school for his secondary education. We were referred to him by his village’s elder and spiritual leader. When we visited
At 13 years old, Gladys has watched as her older siblings have ended up as day laborers. Her father abandoned the family when she was little, leaving Gladys to be raised by her mother. They live in a very tiny house in a rural village in the Tawa area.
Pauline is the firstborn child to a family of 5 kids, the youngest of which is just 2 and a half years old. Her father was injured in a motorbike accident 2 years ago, and he has had to use walking aids since. This immensely limited his ability to work.
Janet is a very hardworking young girl who holds several leadership positions in her school, including the Secretary of Education. As the Secretary of Education, she makes sure that the learning process is ongoing for all students in the school. This role has also given her the chance to attend