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   SPONSOR A STUDENT IN KENYA - See Students needing Sponsors Below - $30 per Lantern

  

 

 

 
Earth Ethics Institute and MDC's Institute for Civic Engagement
and Democracy are partnering with Sustainable Development for All (SDFA) to help bring Solar Lanterns to Children In Kenya.
These solar lamps help children study and address health and environmental issues.  SDFA Africa works with recipients' mothers to create small businesses from kerosene savings. Contact Britany at  bziems@mdc.edu  or
Follow Link Sustainable Development for All (SDFA) to donate directly.

Please watch 30 minute Video about project  or this 5 minute Video about Evans Wadongo

MDC Library Guide Related to Solar Lanterns for Learning- Africa, Sustainable Energy, etc.
 

 

  

NZULA MUTHINI

SCHOOL                  :  KITWII BOYS PRIMARY

AGE                          :  5 YRS

FUTURE CAREER :  DOCTOR

FAMILY                    : FIVE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY-


FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT

                                                              

 

 

 

 

NZULA MBATHA

SCHOOL                  :  KITWII BOYS PRIMARY

AGE                          :  12 YRS

FUTURE CAREER :  TEACHER

FAMILY                    : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY-

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE
FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT

                                                               

 

 

 

 

NZISA NZAU

SCHOOL                  :  MIKOIKONI PRIMARY

AGE                          :  13 YRS

 FUTURE CAREER :  TEACHER

 FAMILY                    : FIVE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY-


FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. 

DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP

                                                               

 

 

 

 

NZILA MUSEMBI

SCHOOL                  :  MIKOIKONI PRIMARY

AGE                          :  9 YRS

FUTURE CAREER :  TEACHER

FAMILY                    : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY-


FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. 

DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

                                                               

 

 

 

 

NGINA MBITJI

SCHOOL                  :  MIKOIKONI PRIMARY

AGE                          :  13 YRS

FUTURE CAREER : NURSE

FAMILY                    : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY
 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. 

DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

                                                               

 

 

 

 

NDUNGI NGOVI

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          :  7 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     : TEACHER

FAMILY                    : FOUR  CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. 

DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

           

NDUKU NZISA

SCHOOL                  :  MIKOIKONI PRIMARY

AGE                          :  4 YRS

 FUTURE CAREER    : NURSE

 FAMILY                  : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

                                                 
 

 

 

NDINDA MUTINDA

SCHOOL                  :  ST, MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          :  11 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :  LAWYER

FAMILY                  : FOUR  CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

                                                               

 

 

 

 

NDINDA KAMENE

SCHOOL                  :  KITWII BOYS PRIMARY

AGE                          :  8 YRS

FUTURE CAREER :  TEACHER

FAMILY                    : FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY


FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE                                                              

 



 

 


*SPONSORED by Peter Blaze Corcoran

MUTUKU NYAA

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          :  8 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :  ENGINEER

FAMILY                  : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE      

 

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by Professor  Bovee's ENC 1102 Fall Semester 2013 class at North Campus.

 

MUTUA KITUKU

SCHOOL                  :  KITWII BOYS PRIMARY

AGE                          :  7 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :  ENGINEER

FAMILY                  : FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE      

                                                             

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by Professor  Bovee's ENC 1102 Fall Semester 2013 class at North Campus.

MUTISO MBUVI

SCHOOL                  :  KITWII BOYS PRIMARY

AGE                          :  5 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :  TEACHER

FAMILY                  : FIVE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by Jackson South Hospital Doctors and Nurses Fall 2013*

 

MUTEMI MUTISYA

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          :  9 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :  ENGINEER

FAMILY                  : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE                                                 

 

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by  Community Health and Nursing Faculty Fall 2013*                               

MULI KIOKO

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          : 10 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :  ENGINEER

FAMILY                  : FIVE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

 

 

 

 

 
*SPONSORED by Professor Pitayapisut's Community Health and Nursing Students Fall 2013*                                                         

CECILIA MUENI

SCHOOL                  :  MAIUNI  PRIMARY

AGE                          : 10 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     : LAWYER

FAMILY                  : FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

 

 

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by Professor Hettich's Wolfson Honors ENC 1101 and Professor Rachelson's Kenndall EAP 1500
Class Fall 2013*

CHARLES MUSEMBI

SCHOOL                  :  MIKOIKONI  PRIMARY

AGE                          :  6 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :DOCTOR

FAMILY                  : FIVE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by Wolfson Campus YES Club Fall 2013*

EMMANUEL MUTWII

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS  PRIMARY

AGE                          :  9 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :DOCTOR

FAMILY                  :THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

                                                               

 

 

 

 
*SPONSORED by Professor Pedreschi's North Campus Honors PSY 2012, M/W/F 11 am Class Fall 2013*              

FAITH KIMEU

SCHOOL                  :  KITWII BOYS  PRIMARY

AGE                          : 11 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     : LAWYER

FAMILY                  : FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

 

 

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by Professor Hettich's Honors ENC 1101--M/W/F 9 am Wolfson Class Fall 2013 *      

FAITH MUENI

SCHOOL                  :  KITWII BOYS  PRIMARY

AGE                          : 12YRS

FUTURE CAREER     : LAWYER          

FAMILY                  : FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE.

 

 

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by Professor Hettich's Honors ENC 1101--M/W/F 9 am Class Fall 2013 *                                         

FAITH MUTHONI

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          : 11YRS

FUTURE CAREER     : TEACHER

FAMILY                  : FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE.

 

 

 

 

 

 *SPONSORED by Professor Rachelson's EAP 1500 Tues. Thurs 9:50 Class Fall 2013 * 

FRANCIS MUNYWOKI

SCHOOL                  :  KITWII BOYS PRIMARY

AGE                          : 6YRS

FUTURE CAREER     : LAWYER

FAMILY                  :FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE.

                                                             

 

 

 

 
*SPONSORED by North YES Club Fall 2013 *

JACKSON KIMEU

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          : 8YRS

FUTURE CAREER     : LAWYER

FAMILY                  : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE.                                             

 

 

 


*SPONSORED by Hialeah YES Club Fall 2013 *

MUTISYA KIOKO

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          :  5 YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :  LAWYER

FAMILY                  : FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE 

                   

 

 

*SPONSORED by Professor Michael Hettich's
2013 Fall Wolfson ENC1101 M/W/F 10am Class*
                

JACKSON MUTHIANI

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          : 12YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :  LAWYER

FAMILY                  : FIVE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE.          

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by Professor Michael Hettich's
2013 Fall Wolfson ENC1101 M/W/F 10 am Class*
                       

JOSHUA KATA

SCHOOL                  :  MAIUNI PRIMARY

AGE                          : 12YRS

FUTURE CAREER     :  LAWYER

FAMILY                  : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE.          

 

 

 


*SPONSORED by Professor Porges West
2013 Fall Wolfson EAP 1600 M/F. Class*

WAMBUA KYALO

SCHOOL                 :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          :  9 YRS

FUTURE CAREER :  PHARMACIST

FAMILY                    : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY


FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT  ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *SPONSORED by Professor Porges West
2013 Fall Wolfson EAP 1600 Saturday Class*

NTHENYA MEUMA

SCHOOL                  :  MIKOIKONI PRIMARY

AGE                          :  13 YRS

 FUTURE CAREER : LAWYER

FAMILY                    : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY-


FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. 

DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE

                                                               

 


 *SPONSORED by David McGuirk*

KIILU KILONZO

SCHOOL                  :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          : 10YRS

FUTURE CAREER     : TEACHER

FAMILY                  : FIVE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE.

                                                               

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by David McGuirk*

KIMEU JOSPH

SCHOOL                     :  MIKOIKONI PRIMARY

AGE                             : 7YRS

FUTURE CAREER        :  TEACHER

FAMILY                     : FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY

 

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT. DOING HOME  WORK AT NIGHT IS A BIG PROBLEM BECAUSE  THE FAMILY NOT WELL UP HENCE DOES NOT HAVE MONEY TO BUY KEROSENE.

                                                             

 

                                                                                     *SPONSORED by Michael Hettich*

WAMBUA NZISA

SCHOOL                 :  ST. MARTINS KITWII PRIMARY

AGE                          :  4 YRS

FUTURE CAREER :  ELECTRICAL ENGINEER 

FOUR CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY.

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by David Lotker*

 

:WANZA MULI

SCHOOL                  :  MIKOIKONI PRIMARY

AGE                          :  14 YRS

FUTURE CAREER :  PILOT

FIVE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY  -

FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT

                                                                                     

 

 

 

*SPONSORED by Hialeah Y.E.S. Club Spring 2013*

 

 

SERAH SILA

SCHOOL                  :  MIKOIKONI PRIMARY

AGE                          :  13 YRS

 FUTURE CAREER :  NURSE

FAMILY                    : THREE CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY-


FATHER AND MOTHER ARE FARMERS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EMPLOYMENT

                                                                                  

 

                                                                                     *SPONSORED by Kendall Y.E.S. Club Spring 2013*

  Nicholas Kilonzos

   With enraging poverty in the rural villages of Chumvi, Nicholas' parents left for Nairobi (Urban center). Nicholas and his grandmother haven't heard from them since 2001. His grandmother takes care of him. It is very difficult for the family since he has four younger sisters to take care of. Their small income is mostly from begging and working in peoples’ farms but is not enough to meet their needs.

    Despite all the above Nicholas is determined to finish studies and become an engineer. For Nicholas he believes education will get him empowered, a tool he believes will provide solutions to the current challenges they face.

 

 



 


 *SPONSORED by Kendall Y.E.S. Spring 2013 Club*

 

  David Kyalo

   The best his school has seen since it started in 2007,  David is always at the top of his class. He has maintained first of his class with high scores. He dreams to be a tour guide. His passion for nature is unprecedented.

David is a partial orphan, and has eight siblings that his mother has to care of. Sustainable Development for All-Kenya is helping the women in David’s’ village to set up economic ventures that will boost their income. SDFA-Kenya are using the MwangaBora solar lamp as a tool to ensure this succeeds.

 



 

 *SPONSORED by Kendall Y.E.S. Spring 2013 Club*

  Zainabu Matatizo
   “I would like to be a news anchor after I complete school, but I am not sure if my dream will be realized.” Zainabu lives with her grandmother where they have to collect stones to sell and earn a living as well as pay for Zainabu’s school fees. She is very bright and has always been in the top 5% of her class. Currently she is in form three. “I am always on the road. I can’t concentrate in class since my grandmother struggles to pay my school fees. .”
 

 



 

 

 *SPONSORED by Kendall Y.E.S. Spring 2013 Club*

 

   Everlyne Maweu

    “I believe in the rule of law. With good legislation and governance we can win the war against poverty.” Everlyne loves history. She narrates to you past accounts like they happened yesterday. She is in form two and hopes to be a judge in a court of law or a lawyer when she completes school.

Living in the village without electricity to her is not easy. She tells us on several accounts that she'd been forced to complete her home work using firewood. With better lighting she thinks she can improve her grades significantly.

 



 


 *SPONSORED by Kendall Y.E.S. Spring 2013 Club*

 

  James Mong’ela

   James is very much interested in the work Sustainable Development for All-Kenya does. He dreams to finish school, study engineering and come up with engineering solutions that will solve challenges that his village faces just like Evans is doing with Sustainable Development for All-Kenya. He's 18 years of age and in form three. Studying can be a challenge for him since he comes from a very humble background that cannot afford providing kerosene for his nightly studies.

 



 

 *SPONSORED by Kendall Y.E.S. Spring 2013 Club*

  John Muchinda
   A committed Christian who lives with his mum, together with his elder sister and her three children. John’s education is the only hope of the family for a better future. His mother a casual worker earns less than 2 dollars a day that have to meet all their costs, which include school fees, food, healthcare and rent. John knows that he has management skills that he hopes to use to help his family out of poverty.


 

 



 


*SPONSORED by Kendall Y.E.S. Spring 2013 Club*

  Raphael Mulika

   Raphael has overcome all odds and is currently in form four. He believes the main challenge facing youth is the lack of commitment. With support he hopes to rally other youth in his village to set up a venture that will empower them. He hopes to accomplish this after finishing his studies at the end of this year.

He says,  “Youth are used by politicians because they lack opportunities to empower themselves. With support we have a great potential that will change the face of our village in the future. I am committed to this cause and I want to help my fellow youth to empower ourselves.”

 

 



 

 *SPONSORED by Kendall Y.E.S. Spring 2013 lub*

  Priscah Mumo
   “I walk every morning and evening for over 5 kilometers to get to school. Since I am the only girl in our family, I do all the household chores after school. With no reliable source of lighting at night, I rarely study while at home. It is also difficult to finish my home work, I get punished always,” says Priscah. She is in form three at Chumvi. She lives with her parents who are peasant farmers and struggle to pay for her school fees.

 



 

  *SPONSORED  by Elizabeth Heitzer

 

  John Mutangili

   John is in form four and lives with his sister. They depend on their one acre land for livelihood. They have leased part of it and farm the remainder. For him, it is even difficult to get food. He is always sent home by the school management to get school fees for his studies.

He hopes that when he completes school at the end of this year, he finds something to do for living. “I have passion for painting and drawing.”

 



 

 

  *SPONSORED  by Elizabeth Heitzer


  Janet Nduku

   “It is challenging to balance taking care of my epileptic brother, and studying. I try to balance both.” Janet is in form four. She lives with her mother who runs a small grocery that cannot sufficiently support their livelihoods. With school fees to pay, Janet does not even have books that are needed for studies. She dreams to learn computer studies one day so that she can acquire online information as well as be able to connect and share with the global world.

 



 

  *SPONSORED  by Ossie Hanauer

  Georgina Ndungwa
   Georgina is an orphan at Chumvi Secondary school. She lives with her brother who works as a driver. The money her brother gets all goes towards supporting their rental bills and food, which she says leaves them with very little to support her education. Despite all this, she dreams to be an accountant after completing her studies.

 



 

  *SPONSORED  by Ziems Family*

 

  Mbithe Mutiso

   Mbithe says it is very expensive for her single mother to provide kerosene that she needs for everyday studies. They spend up to 3 dollars a week on kerosene. She says this takes a lot out of their income, considering that her mother who is a cook in a local school earns less than 50 dollars a month.

Mbithe dreams to be a medical doctor. With a medical degree, she will be able to help her family as well as set up a health center within her home village.

 

 
*SPONSORED  by the Duque Moreno Family*

Kevin Musau
   With a mean grade of B+ in last terms’ examinations, Kevin Musau at 15 years is always on top of his class. He is in form three. And when we visited him, this is what he told our team “I see every challenge as an opportunity to keep working hard. I have done this since I was very small. I have been staying with my grandmother, and we always work hard in the field to earn a living as well as providing for my other needs which include school fees.” “Sometimes it is difficult but I have been managing, with some support I believe I can do better. I always collect wood that I light at night for my studies. I am always in top three best students in my class. I know I will excel to be admitted in an Engineering school. That is my dream.”

 

  



 

 

*SPONSORED  by Colleen Ahern-Hettich*
 

  Mercy Nthambi

   Mercy wants to study computers after she finishes school. She is currently in form four and believes that with the internet she can learn a lot. She wants to use what she learns to change the fortunes of her family and her entire village. “I know without energy all these are not possible, and since I love physical education, I know I can help my community harness wind or solar power that can be used to steer the developments that are lacking in this area. I have read about Evans and I love his work, I would like to work with him after school. With support we will achieve a lot.”
 

 

         

 *SPONSORED by Ossie Hanauer*

 Esther Kalekye
  A form three student aspiring to be a medical doctor she says she feels  bad to see people die of curable diseases. There is no hospital in her  entire village. The nearest medical clinic is 40 kilometers away from her home, with no proper means of transportation so many people lose their lives along the way.


 

 



 

 

 *SPONSORED by Josh Young*

 

  Emily Kamanthe

   “I am good in sciences, and I believe science is a discipline that develops in us problem solving skills.” Emily is from a family of five. Her brother who works as a motorcycle taxi operator struggles to keep her in school. The money he gets from the business has to feed their entire family's needs. With support in her education, Emily wants to beat the odds and become the first female pilot in her village. She hopes she will inspire other girls to take on education seriously. She is currently in form two.

 

 


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