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.
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.
Brenda Mutuku, KIB-F190
Brenda has one brother and three sisters. Her mother, Eunice, is employed by Kenya Hope as a cook at the Kibera Feeding Center. Brenda's father has not been permanently employed since losing his job after the post election violence but rather finds casual work when he can. Paying school fees, feeding and clothing the children has been a great challenge for Eunice and her husband.
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.
Musenya Mutuku, KIB-F189
Musenya's mother helps cook at the Kibera feeding centre which is funded by Kenya Hope. Her father has been finding casual work like fetching water and selling it at a small profit in order to make ends meet since the end of the post-election violence when he lost his job. Their income does not allow any funds for their childrens school fees.