$50 a month is what it takes to provide a month of education, room and board for one high school student in Kenya. Most of these students are orphans or living with a single parent or grandparent. The money needed for their education is not something they would have if it were not for our student sponsorship program. It's an awesome project that truly makes a difference.
In addition, some of our HS students have graduated and we are now allowing them to apply for college scholarships.Donate
Beverlyn is 16 years old and is currently in form 1 (grade 9). Her mother struggles to find work to support Beverlyn and her four younger siblings. Because of the lack of finances, food, and sleep, Beverlyn often misses school which negatively affects her academics. In addition, one of Beverlyn's twin bother has a skin disease, so some of the little bit of money that their mother is able to make also has gone to treatment for Beverlyn's brother. Please help bring hope to Beverlyn's life by helping her attend high school in 2018!
Brian is 18 years old and currently in form 1. He is the second born in his family and has three brothers and five sisters. Four of his siblings are in primary school and his older sibling is married. Brian’s mother is a single mom and sells charcoal to meet her family’s needs. Brian wants to continue his education to high school and is a determined student. Please help bring Brian hope by enabling him to continue his education!
Chris Mimani Muthee is currently 14 years old and in form 2. He is from a single mother. The mother is jobless and relies on day to day casual labour. The income is not reliable thus making it difficult to meet their basic needs(food,shelter and clothing, fees etc) He has a sister who is seven years old and in class two. Please help bring Chris hope by enabling him to continue his education!
Christine Ntinyari is 14 years old and in form 1. Christine has three younger siblings (10 year old brother in class 6, 7 year old sister in class 3, 1 ½ year old brother). Christine never knew her father, and in April of 2018 her mother died due to illness. Christine’s mom had a kiosk (small shop) where she sold goods to provide for her children and pay for their education. Now, Christine and her siblings are under the care of their Aunt (Angel), who divorced her husband six months ago and has three children of her own. Angel owns a small shop where she sells sugar, oil, and small household things. Christine’s grandmother passed away in 2017, so Christine has no family to depend on for assistance. Christine’s family had just enough money for her first semester fees because they did a community fundraiser when her mom passed away. Christine and her family are praying for funds so that she can attend a school closer to the family. Christine enjoys riding bicycles and likes studying math and biology. Her dream is to become a doctor, because when her mom was alive this is what she told her mom. This motivates Christine to do her best in school and fulfill this dream in her mom’s honor. Thank you for helping to bring Christine hope and helping her to fulfill a legacy by pursuing her education!
Damackline Mokaya is 16 years old and currently in form 2 (grade 10). Damackline lives with her mother and two younger brothers (who are in class 4 and class 6) in a rental house in Narok. It is more expensive to live in the city, but the family does not own any land of their own. Damackline’s mother has been a single parent since 2008 when their father left. Since then, he has not made contact with the family. Damackline’s mother earns money by washing clothes and doing cleaning jobs around the neighborhood. However, these daily jobs do not provide enough to support her three children through school on top of paying for daily meals, rent, and expenses. In addition, the youngest son gets sick frequently and has medical expenses that are a struggle to pay for. Damackline and her family are now seeking financial support for her school fees, because she has overdue school fees and if they are not paid soon she will be unable to take exams and therefore have to repeat form 2 in 2019. Please help support Damackline’s education in 2018 so she can continue to pursue her dreams!
David Mwanik is 17 years old and currently in class 8 (grade 8). David has three older sisters, all of whom did not attend school because of school fees. Instead, they each got married at the age of 15. David’s father passed away when he was 3 years old. His mother used to make charcoal for a living, but the government banned this in 2018 because it destroys indigenous cedar trees. Therefore, David’s mother currently has no source of income. Most children start school at the age of 5, but David’s mother did not want him to attend school. When David began school at the age of 8, he was put directly into class 2 because of his age. In 2016, David had to stop going to school in order to find food for his family. In 2017, he returned to school to repeat class 7. David still does not go to school often because, if there is a lack of food or water, it is his responsibility to handle that for his family rather than go to school. When David is able to attend school, he wakes up at 4am to get ready and then walks two hours by foot through the forest. He arrives home from school around 7:30pm after a three hour walk. When asked what he wanted to be when he is older and why, David said “A pilot, because from the sky I’ll be able to see how many miles I’ve traveled by foot”. Please help bring hope to this passionate young man by financially supporting his education in 2018!
Dennis is 15 years old and is currently in form 1 (grade 9). He is the 6th born in a family of eleven children. They currently live in the Majengo area. Some of Dennis’ brothers and sisters are in school but some have dropped out and gotten married due to lack of finances for school fees. Dennis’ mother is married to a polygamous husband who finds it hard to balance family responsibilities, so she sells tea and occasionally vegetables to help balance the family income. Dennis is doing very well in school and hopes to be able to continue on. Please help bring Dennis hope by providing him an education!
Diana Kediji is 14 years old and is in class 8 (grade 8). Diana lives with her mother and attends a day school. Her mother has been single since Diana’s father passed away in 2015. Diana also has a younger brother, but his father (a different dad than Diana’s) disappeared and does not help care for his son at all. Diana’s family lives in a rental home in Majengo, Narok, a slum area of Narok. To support Diana and her brother, their mother works whatever cleaning and washing jobs she can find around town. On a good day, she will make 400 shillings (4$). On a bad day, she will come home empty handed. Diana currently goes to a day school, but she wants to attend Bunyore Girls School in Western Kenya because it is the best performance school that she knows of in Kenya. This school is a National school that is 8-10 hours away from Narok and requires extremely good marks to attend. Because of this, it is also more expensive. Diana likes studying Kiswahili and science and is interested in attending a polytechnic school after graduating high school. Please help bring hope to Diana by supporting her education, and thereby supporting her family and her dreams!
Dopoi Nakola is 16 years old and is currently in class 8 (grade 8). Dopoi lives his single mother and has five siblings. Dopoi is the youngest in his family. All his older siblings have completed some amount of secondary school, but the inability to pay for school fees have paused their education at different points. For example, his 20 year old sister completed form 1 but then had to drop out because of lack of fees. Another example is his 24 and 26 year old sisters who completed form 4, but only because they had a sponsor. Dopoi’s other siblings are now at home, wishing they could go to school. Because Dopoi lacked the finances to pay school fees for secondary school, he had to repeat class 8 this year. However, he cannot repeat class 8 a third time. So, without a sponsor, he will be forced to drop out of school in 2019 when their new academic year begins. Meanwhile, Dopoi’s dream is to become an engineer. He loves playing futbol with his friends at school and his favourite subject is mathematics. Please help bring joy and hope to Dopoi by enabling him to continue his education!
Edmone Otieno is 13 years old and is in class 8. Edmone is a bright, energetic, and joyful individual, and he enjoys playing futbol. Edmone currently lives with his mother, father, and 3 younger siblings (2 brothers and 1 sister). His mother washes clothes to earn income while his father does small masonry jobs and building projects. Before the family moved to their current rental house in Narok, they lived in Naivasha where both parents worked full time in a flour company. However, in 2007, during post-election “clash”, the company was shut down and both parents immediately lost their jobs. During post-election riots, a stone was thrown and damaged Edmone’s right eye. Because of that accident, he no longer has any vision in that eye (but his left eye still works well). The post election violence was so bad that the family fled to Narok to be closer to family. Edmone currently goes to primary school in Narok but recently received an invitation to attend Alliance Boys High School, a National school in Nairobi that is ranked in the top 5 in all of Kenya. Edmone is very confident, well spoken, and intelligent. His favourite subjects in school are science, social studies, and english. He dreams of becoming a pilot when he is older. Please help support Edmone to continue his education in 2018!
Felix's dad died several years ago. His mother was unable to care for all of her children, and Felix was taken by his uncle. Felix has struggled to stay in school because he has not been able to pay his school fees. He is currently in form 3 (grade 11). He works hard in school and aims for high marks. Please bring hope to Felix's life by keeping him in highschool in 2018!
Geoffrey Kitare is 15 years old and is in class 8. He lives in Oletukut (near the Hope Venture’s water project) with his father and five siblings (3 brothers and 2 sisters). Geoffrey’s mother remarried and moved away in 2016 to start a new family. Geoffrey’s father is from the Maasai tribe and makes income as a herdsman taking care of cattle. They live on ancestral land in an iron shed house with no electricity or running water, so the children use candlelight in the evenings to do homework. Every morning, Geoffrey wakes up at 4am to cook breakfast for his father before he goes to school. Then, it takes him over two hours to walk to school in the morning through the forest. He usually arrives home after 7pm after a 2-3 hour walk back home from school. Geoffrey is a very strong student and enjoys science and social studies. His dream is to become a doctor. Please help support this passionate student continue his education!
Johnson Saningo is 14 years old and finished primary school 2 years ago with very high marks. He was invited by the government to study at Jomo Kenyatta Boys High School, one of the best and top scoring National schools in Kenya, but has not yet been able to attend because he does not have the finances to start form 1. Johnson’s family comes from the Maasai tribe. His dad is polygamous with three wives and 19 kids in total. Johnson’s oldest sibling is 24 and his youngest is less than one year old. Johnson’s father is a farmer but, because of the fluctuation of drought and heavy rain over the past two years, farming has been nearly impossible. The family only has a few cattle left. Only 3 of Johnson’s siblings have been able to attend secondary school. The rest stay at home because they cannot pay school fees and children under the age of 18 cannot work because it is considered child abuse. For fun, Johnson enjoys playing futbol and volleyball, dancing, and helping plow the fields. He loves studying mathematics and science, and his dream is to become a surgeon. Please help support Johnson and bring his dreams closer to reality!
Lenkoko is currently in form 3 (grade 11). He has lost his father, his single mother struggles to meet the needs of the family, and he lives with his uncle. Their only source of income, crops and animals, were lost during a drought. Lenkoko is well-disciplined and hopes to continue his schooling in 2018. Please help bring hope to Lenkoko’s life by providing him an education!
Leonard Parantai is 16 years old and is currently in class 8. Both of Leonard’s parents have passed away (his mother in 2007 and his father shortly after Leonard was born). Leonard has six siblings and lives with five of them, as one sibling is married and has kids of their own. Caroline, one of Leonard’s siblings, is employed as a cook at Nkareta Primary School and takes care of her younger siblings as well as four children of her own. Two of Leonard’s siblings were able to finish secondary school but two had to drop out because of school fees. Leonard’s favourite subjects are science and social studies. He would like to become a doctor so that he can help care for his siblings. Please help support Leonard’s education and therefore bring hope to the lives of Leonard and his siblings!
Lydia Nyamalo is 14 years old and is in form 1. Due to lack of funds, Lydia was unable to attend school 1st term. She has just joined and started taking classes second semester. Lydia used to live with her mother and grandmother. Then in 2016, her grandmother broke her leg and her mother ran away because she could not handle the stress and responsibility. Lydia’s mother has not heard from her mother in two years and knows nothing of where she is. Lydia’s grandmother now cares for Lydia and her 16 year old brother who is in high school. Both Lydia and her brother have never met their father. Their grandmother earns a living by making beaded jewelry, but that does not earn enough income to provide for both children’s school fees for secondary school (which is much more expensive than primary school). Lydia was able to receive a small financial gift from Nasha Ministries to attend the 2nd term of form 1. Her favourite subject is english and she dreams of becoming a lawyer. Please help Lydia pursue her dreams and experience tangible hope!
Margaret Njambi is 16 years old and is in form 2 at a school that is a three hour bus ride from where she lives. Margaret and her younger brother (who is in class 1) live with their single mother. Their father left in 2012, forcing their mother to take care of both children on her own. Margaret’s mother used to own a small canteen (shop), but in 2017 the government came and tore out all the shops to start a new building development. Since then, she has been without any work. The family used to live in Narok, but recently moved out of the city to Mahi Mahiu this year to save money (this area is a poorer slum area so it is much less expensive). After the shop was shut down, Nasha Ministries was able to help with part of Margaret’s school fees for 2nd term so that she could finish the semester. Margaret loves school and prays that she can continue studying. Her favourite subject is physics and she dreams of being an entrepreneur. Please be a part of helping answer this prayer of Margaret’s to continue her education!
Miriam Mereu is 17 years old and is currently in form 2. Miriam has four younger siblings (two sisters and two brothers) and lives with her parents in ancestral Maasai tribe land in a traditional house called a Manyatta. Their house has mud walls with a paper roof and no windows, lighting, or electricity, and is not tall enough even to stand in. The family owns one cow, but it is not producing any milk to sell because of the droughts and flooding. Miriam’s father is a drunkard and does not care about his family (he wants to sell Miriam for marriage instead of pay for her school fees). Miriam’s mother provides for her family by making beaded jewelry. The family has never received support from any organizations, but Miriam’s mother is coming to Nasha Ministries and the Hope Venture for help in fear that if Miriam is not in school she will be sold for marriage quickly. Please help bring hope to Miriam’s life by financially and prayerfully supporting her education!
Samson Leshan Dikirr is 14 years old and is in form 1. Samson is an only child and lives with his mother who has been a single parent since Samson’s father passed away in 2011. Samson’s mother does beading (making clothes, clothes, bracelets, necklaces, belts, clubs, etc.) to earn income. She can make up to around $50 a month, but right now work is slow so it is difficult for her to make even $10 a week. This money is not enough to cover rent in Narok, food, school fees, and all other living expenses for the family. Samson enjoys studying languages (English and KiSwahili) and CRE (Christian Religious Education). He also competed in his school’s drama and music festival. This event happens once a year and schools compete in modern dance, folk song (tribal), at set piece (choir). Samson did a modern dance for the competition and loved it! Samson loves singing and wants to become a musician when he gets older. Please help bring hope to Samson’s life by supporting his education and future!
Samuel is 15 years old and currently in form 1 (grade 9) at Nyambaria Boys High School. He and his two younger sisters live with their parents in Narok. Both of Samuel’s parents do small causal jobs. Because these jobs are hard to find, they struggle to pay monthly rent and Samuel lacks money for school fees. Samuel’s father recently hurt his hand in an accident so he is no longer able to do masonry work. Samuel does very well in school and has high aspirations for his life and studies. Please help bring Samuel hope by enabling him to pursue his dreams by continuing in school!
Sarah Njeri is 20 years old and is in form 3. Sarah lives with her mother and two twin brothers who are four years old and go to preschool. Sarah’s father disappeared when she was young, so he has never been a part of their lives. Sarah’s mother searches for daily jobs cleaning, washing, or babysitting in order to earn an income for her family. However, this is not enough to provide for all three children. Sarah has only been able to attend school for one week this entire term because of an overdue balance of school fees. Sarah is an incredibly bright student and scores high marks, but often misses school because of lack of school fees. She had to repeat form 1 and form 2 twice because of lack of fees for exams. When Sarah is unable to attend school, she helps her mom at home and tries to make money for the family. Sarah has dreams of attending a beauty college after high school, as she has a passion for hairstyling, fashion and cosmetology. She also loves to read. Please help support Sarah’s education and bring tangible hope into her life!
Simalo Agnes is 14 years old and is in form 1. Simalo lives with her single mother (their father passed away in 2006) and six siblings. Three of Simalo’s younger siblings are in primary school, and her older sister dropped out of school due to lack of school fees. Their mother does not have work and struggles to provide for all 7 children. Looking after the basic needs of the youngest children makes it impossible for her leave home and find work. Simalo missed the first two weeks of the 1st term of form 1 because she could not pay the fees. Simalo was able to go back to school because her mother helped organize a fundraiser in their community to send Simalo to school. Simalo used to have a sponsor for her education, but then they stopped supporting her. Simalo enjoys playing futbol (soccer), and just joined a music club (choir) at her school. Her favorite subjects to study are computer, history, biology and chemistry. She is a very bright and dedicated student, and she dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon. Please help bring hope back into Simalo’s life by enabling her to continue attending school!
Vivian Naserian is 16 years old and is in form 2. The school she attends is very nice and therefore expensive. This semester Vivian has missed out on some weeks of school because she lacked the school fees. She was only able to attend this semester in the first place because of a small financial gift from a pastor. Vivian is the oldest of four children (one sister and two brothers). The father’s family forced Vivian’s mother to divorce because she was from a different tribe (Maasai tribe) than he (Kikuyu tribe) and made her leave with all four children. After the divorce, Vivian’s mother went to live with her parents, but the family was a burden, so she started working on farms to earn money to help with all the expenses. After living with the grandparents for 13 years, they told Vivian’s mother to go back to live with Vivian’s father and get help from him. However, he has already remarried and started a new family with more children. Vivian’s mother therefore has been forced to raise all four children on her own without any assistance. She now sells chapate and chai in the center of Nkoilale to earn a living. Vivian’s mother struggles to make enough money to keep all four children in primary school, and now the fees for Vivian’s secondary school are much, much more. Please help support Vivian and her mother by supporting Vivian’s education!
William is currently in form 3 (grade 11), and he lives with his mother and 5 siblings. Since his father passed away, the family has struggled financially. His mother sells tea at small market, and it is very hard to feed all of the children and pay for their education. Many times the children are asked to leave school because their fees are not paid. William wants to continue his education in 2018. Please help bring hope to William by providing him an education!
Willis Juma is 17 years old and in form 3. He is a sharp, driven, and intelligent young man. Willis has four younger siblings (three brothers and a sister), all of whom are currently in primary school. Their father died many years ago. Their mother finds daily jobs, such as washing clothes and cleaning, in order to earn an income. This work is unstable so she is unable to pay all of the school fees each of her children. The family currently lives in a rental house in London, an estate in Narok. Willis has a real passion and desire to study hard and become a lawyer, but he has missed terms in school because his mother was unable to pay school fees. He wants to become a lawyer because he sees so many ways that he can help improve his country! Willis’ favourite game is Grand Theft Auto 5 on Playstation and he enjoys playing rugby on his school’s team. Please help bring hope to Willis’ life and enable him to pursue his dreams by supporting his education!
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