Originally from Laikipia county, Agnes has always been a dreamer. Her dreams were amplified by the programs she listened to on the radio, and she knew for sure there were more options for her life than following in her older siblings’ footsteps. All of them had either married young or
One of the youngest in a family of eight, Amos grew up worrying that he would undergo the same fate that befell his elder siblings, who, despite performing relatively well in school, couldn’t proceed with their education beyond class eight. The family’s financial constraints meant that they could not afford
Amos is smart, hard-working young man, and has a good academic standing. At his end of term one exams, he scored 390 out of 500 marks, making him an A student and putting him at the top of his class. With such a performance, it is without doubt that Amos
Prior to 2014, Angela and her family lived a fairly comfortable life. Then their father passed away, and things took a turn for the worse. With no one to provide for her family, Angela’s mom had to step up to the plate. She had to resort to looking for menial
Barbara grew up in Eastlands, a low income settlement in the heart of Nairobi. The area is infamous for drug abuse and early pregnancies, issues that Barbara is all too familiar with after seeing her friends fall into these traps. In addition, residents of Eastlands also have to contend with
In a perfect world, a fourteen-year old would be occupied with school work and enjoying their teenage years. However, this does not apply to Benson, who unfortunately was thrust into the harsh realities of life when he was very young. When his parents separated, his mother committed suicide and he
Cyril’s single mother works as a cleaner at a neighbor’s home. Needless to say, her wages are meager and the family finds it difficult to put enough food on the table, let alone pay for Cyril and her sister’s school fees. Luckily, their neighbor is always kind enough to pass
Evaline lives with her single mother and older siblings in a mud-walled, three-room house in Laikipia county. Her elder siblings work as day laborers in the nearby marketplace. Her mother is well known for rallying the women of their tiny village together whenever there is an opportunity for civil education.
Faith comes from a very needy family situation. Her parents work as day laborers in Makueni, and her father’s brain health appears to be deteriorating. It may be that only her mother will be able to provide for the family in the near future. Despite these challenges, Faith keeps her
Smart, outspoken and confident are just a few adjectives you could use to describe Faith. Upon interacting with her, you will also realize that she has strong leadership capabilities, something that she is aware of and uses to her advantage. Faith never shies away from standing out in a group.