Sasha is an ambitious young lady and who wants to do well in life. Sasha is in class six and has a twin sister in the program too. Sasha and the family stay in the Kabiria area which is a slum. The child stays with her mother, three siblings, and her grandmother. The mother who is the sole breadwinner of the family is a casual laborer in the community and does jobs like washing of other people’s clothes and office/home cleaning so as to make a living. What she gets plus any other that the grandmother might bring is what keeps the family going. It’s tough for the family at the moment even as they continue to hope for things to be well. It’s a humble family and the home situation makes the family to be worried about the academic progress of the child. They want the best for their children and thus they are doing all that is humanly possible to see their children study so that they can be able to transform their lives for the better. That is part of the reason the family would like to have their child secure sponsorship in the program so that she can be able to realise her academic dreams.
The family lives in a double-room house which is made using iron sheets and timber. The family finds it even hard to pay their own rent given the fact that the income got by both the parent and the guardian is not enough. Their house has electricity connected to it and therefore, the child is able to study even at night. Sasha shares a bed with her twin sister. The family gets to fetch water from the nearest vendors at a cost of ten shillings per 20 liters jerrican. They also share washrooms with their neighbors because that their house is not self-contained.
Sasha is currently schooling at Jagiet Academy, she joined the school when she was in class three after getting a sponsor in our program. She recently lost her sponsor and thus hoping to get another one. Her aim is to one day help her family come out of the poverty cycle that they are in. Sasha’s best delicacy is rice with either chicken or fish stew. The child loves skipping rope, reading storybooks from our library or even studying at home and whenever she is free. Sasha is a polite young gal with a pleasant personality, she is disciplined, and caring to her friends.