Mercy joined our program in 2006 when she was 13 years old. After graduating from Stephjoy High School , she attended St. Paul’s University and studied Community Development. She then interned for our sister organization, Ngong Road Children’s Foundation, and is now working for an organization called Every Girl Counts in Mombasa.
Showing entrepreneurial spirit, Mercy is also a small business owner. She bought a car and started a one-car rental business, through which she earns about as much as she earns in her job. She also volunteers for the Kenya Red Cross, distributing sanitary supplies so girls are able to stay in school during their menstrual cycle. Mercy is a wonderful example of how the love, support, and education our children receive can be transformed into a productive and generous life.