Moja Tu

Meet Esther Kitheka

I got to know about Moja Tu through Sons of Manasseh Children’s Home, where I grew up. We had some of the kids from our home sponsored by the program and so I got to meet the sponsors when they came to visit the orphanage. At that time, I had just cleared high school and was at home waiting to join the university. I didn’t know how that was going to happen because I knew our mum didn’t have the means to support me but we had hope. So, the sponsors came, we had a good time and they left. About a month later, I got the news that I had gotten a scholarship with the program and that they would support me through my university education. I was very excited and couldn’t wait to join the school.

The first time I went on Skype with my sponsor Teri was the most exciting moment of my life. I wanted to meet this very kind person who had offered to help me through school. And we clicked from that moment and are still very close till today. I am very glad to have met her and have her as part of my life. The peak of excitement was in 2019 when Teri and the other sponsors came to Kenya and I got to meet her for the first time.

I still remember how fast my heart was beating when their car pulled over at Dreams Children’s Home. I wanted to cry and laugh at the same time. There were all these emotions all happening at the same time and it was just incredible. I hugged her real tight and just didn’t want to let go. I’ve never felt so happy in my whole life.

I joined Kenyatta University in September 2016 to pursue a degree in Economics and Finance. From the time I was young, I’ve always wanted to be an accountant.

Through the program, I was able to achieve more than just a basic education. I got professional training as the program also paid for my CPA exams to give me a competitive edge when it came to the job market. I went to school for four years and graduated in December 2019.

That same year, I was selected to join the team leads in the program and that serves to be one of my most life-changing experiences. The interaction and opportunities I’ve received from serving as a team lead have played a major role in helping me transition to the job market. Getting a job and settling down was a very smooth process for me because I had already been exposed to the working environment when serving as a team lead with Moja Tu.

I am currently working as an accountant with Kenya’s Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning. Serving my country through the skills I’ve received from the program is a very honorable thing. I aspire to leave a footprint in this world, and make a success out of myself and also those behind me.

That said, I can truly say that I am living the life I had envisioned and this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the organization.

Thank you Moja Tu for making me who I am today. A success!

Lily Ronoh