Lesley is in class seven at Jagiet Academy. When she gets sponsored she will continue studying there. During our section interview, she scored 398 marks out of 500 marks. They currently have school fees arrears of eighteen thousand Kenyan shillings, which they have been unable to raise due to financial instability. Lesley lives with her two elder siblings and their mother who is a single mother. Her mother works as a community health volunteer (CHV) on a contract basis thus her income is never steady since the opportunities are irregular. She does available casual jobs, mostly house chores for middle-income earners whenever the community health volunteer (CHV) jobs are unavailable. They live in a double-room house made of iron sheets in the Waithaka area in Dagoretti. Unlike most of the people in the slum, they are lucky to be getting City Council Company water thus they do not have to buy. The security situation in the area is also fairly good compared to other areas in the slum.
Lesley wants to become a renowned chef in Kenya when she grows up, she said she will be making delicious food and exploring different recipes. Alongside being a chef she also wants to be a gospel musician and yes she has a beautiful voice. Her best subject at school is Christian Religious Education (C.R.E). Her hobbies are cycling, singing and swimming. Lesley is eagerly waiting to join the Ngong Road Children Foundation as she has been able to interact with some of the already sponsored children in her school.