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
Leshan Kishoyian ILK-M12
Leshan's parents' only source of income comes from charcoal burning. This is not enough to feed Paulo and Noomali's five children. Leshan is the eldest and has one brother and three sisters. He sometimes misses school because he must help herd the family's goats while his parents are out looking for work to increase their income. He dislikes missing school and hopes to get an education to help with the care of his siblings.
Muteti Muusya MTL-M124
Muteti's parents mostly depended on keeping animals but their animals died due to prolonged period of drought. Because the culture depnded too much on farmig and raising animals, the level of illiteracy in this area is very high. Muteti would like to have an education so that he would be in a position to have a good job. He has one brother and two sisters who also need school fees from their poor parents. However he is the only child in this family who could change the future of this family once sponsored. He is a bright boy and his performance is tremendous.
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.
Collins Ouko KSU-M5
April 23, 2002
Collins lives with his Auntie. His mother passed away in 2011 as a result of cervical cancer. Her husband had abandoned his family during the time his wife was hospitalized. There are three children in this family, a girl and two boys. Collins brother and sister are old enough to be out working. His brother looks for odd jobs near Lake Victoria’s shore. His sister has a small fish business at the lake shore. They do not make enough to meet their own needs. Collins’ Auntie has a vegetable business where she is able to supplement the family’s income to help support her husband in feeding and educating their 6 children plus Collins and his brother and sister. It is a challenge for this generous family.
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.