Leina Nkere ILK-F15
April 23, 2006
Leina'a parents are farmers by trade. However, their land does not produce enough crops to adequately support their family so they make charcoal to sell and find that still is not enough. Leina has three brothers and three sisters. The oldest three girls are eligible to join High School but are hardly ever in school due to lack of fees. Leina does very well and works hard at her studies. She hopes one day to become a teacher in her villa
Nzala Kilonzo MTL-M170
Nzala is the 5th born in his father's family of five children, two brothers and three sisters. Both his parents struggle to support their family. His mother weaves baskets to sell, and his father is a casual clinic worker. Nzala would very much like to be able to have an education, but this family is often without enough food so it is very difficult to raise school fees.
Alphones Onyango KSU-M29
October 5, 2004
Alphones father died from T.B in 1997. Before Evelyn received the Lord, she had given birth to Alphones, many years after the death of her husband. As tradition has it in this area, when a man dies, his brothers take over the wife and bare more children for the family, hence the reason there are so many cases of HIV/AIDS in this area. They hide this practice so much that it’s a taboo to mention this to anyone outside their tribe. Evelyn now helps village community workers train people on HIV/AIDS and earns a small income from these non- governmental bodies. She also has a small vegetable business that brings in some income when she is not talking to ladies in her village. Alphones has one brother.
A sponsor can help provide healthy food, basic medical care, school supplies, a school uniform, and a good education. In January 2015, Alphones became eligible to join the 3rd grade.
Alphones enjoys his Math studies, loves to play soccer in his free-time with friends, and likes the color green. Alphones is responsible to care for the family's goats.
Roy Onyango Ouma, KSU-M53
Roy is the second born in a family of five, two girls and three boys. The oldest boy is in Form 3 at Barkorumba Secondary School. Both parents are alive but do not have a steady income. Their father is doing casual work which is not even enough to feed the family. The mother is not at home and ives in Limura. School fees are paid by well wishers.