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Roffine's father suffers from an undiagnosed mental condition. He disappears at times and then reappears unexpectedly. The family lives on a small piece of land and Her mother works in people's farms.
During her primary school days, Roffine was regularly sent home for the small fees that her mother could not afford to pay in time. She is now very comfortable at Wema and she says it feels to her like her home.
"I will work extra hard to achieve my goal of being an accountant and help my family."
She stays with her grandparents, who live in poverty.
Nelma has a very large family who stay with different family members. Her mother is the primary breadwinner despite suffering from some form of untreated mental heath challange. Nelma is happy with the company she has at Wema but sometimes is sad thinking about the challanges her family faces. She wishes to study law. When she becomes a lawyer she hopes to relieve her mother of the burden she undergoes holding her family together and perhaps take her to the hospital.
"I thank Wema for giving me the chance to study hard and help my family out of the financial problems we experience."
Father died. Mother remarried. Children abandoned to grandmother.
Praxedes' father is a casual laborer and her mom is a house wife. Praxedes has nine siblings. Two of them have been forced to drop out of school because they cannot afford the fees. The rest of her siblings remain in school but due to the large number and demands, her parents are not able to afford all the school fees. As a resut they are often prevent from coming to class and sometimes have had to repeat grades.
Now that she has a scholarship Praxedes educational costs are paid for. By the time she leaves the school, she hopes to have achieved life skills and top grades to enable her become a doctor.
"Through God's mercy, i got a chance to be admitted to Wema Children's centre. this will help me greatly in my education and also help my parents to focus on my other siblings and also home necessities."
Father died. Family is homeless and with a big family of 13children. They need help.
Poor and separated family. Mother living with children with no source of income
Family struggles with poverty, they are jobless, cannot afford any fees for the children
Parents separated, father abandoned children to the mother. They have nobody to turn to.
Her parents are poor and separated. Brenda lives with her grandmother, but her brother and sisters live elsewhere with their grandfather. She hopes to become a teacher someday.
Sheila’s mother passed away when she was two years old so she stays with her unemployed father. She loves playing volleyball and wants to be a college professor someday.
Martha comes from a large, poor family. Her parents are unemployed and cannot afford school fees for her and her 13 siblings. She loves science and math and needs help to stay in school so that she can pursue her dream of becoming a doctor someday.
During primary school, Lawrence stayed with his grandmother who was visually impaired. He used to do small jobs to pay for his school fees. Despite the challenges, he managed so score very well on the primary school exam in 2015. However, he was not able to attend high school in 2016 because he couldn't afford the fees. He is very grateful to receive a scholarship and now he is facing no challenges at school.
"i am working extra hard to make sure i score an A in my KCSE exam and become an engineer in future. Then i will assist the needy and the orphans through Wema."