Ruth is a student from Kenya. She needs $500 to stay in school and is currently 20% toward her goal.

Raised $100 from 1 donor Needs $400


I come from a big family. I have nine other siblings. We are all taken care of by my father who at this point is not working/unemployed. My older siblings have attended/still attend not-very-good schools. I was to follow suit until The School Fund came to my rescue. This is a "first" in my family. This is a common situation in Kibera. I am among the lucky few from financially disadvantaged families to get support from well-wishers.

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Total $500
  • School Supplies
  • Uniform
  • Tuition

Ruth's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2018 Form 4
2017 Form 3
2016 Form 2
2015 Form 1


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Hello Ruth,
how are you?my hopes are that you are doing fine with everything there in Kenya, i just wanted to ask you if you could be my friend because i really like you
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Hello Sophie,
Thank you and your friends for the interest you have taken in me. I have heard a lot Australia and it's natural blessings. I used to think that Melbourne was the capital of Australia. Good to learn something new from a new friend. sad I am not able to see the kangaroo photo. I love the three of you. You all sound so interesting. How long have you been friends and are you in the same occupations?
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