Stacy was born on 6th November 2009 and is the second born in their family. Stacy and the family stay in the Kabiria area. 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 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.
The family stays in a single room house made of iron sheets and timber. It has electricity and therefore, they can do their various activities even at night. There is two bed in the house and therefore, the child shares one with his mother while the grandmother shares the other with Stacy’s little sister. The eldest child sleeps on a mattress that is put on the floor each night. The family gets to fetch water for domestic use from the nearest water vendors at KES10 per twenty liters a jerican. They also share washrooms with their neighbors because their house is not self-contained.
Stacy is a grade five student at PC Kinyanjui Primary school. She would like to become a doctor when she is done with her education and be able to treat the sick in the community including her mother. In her recent selection interview, the child was able to score a total of 401 out of a possible 500 marks. When she gets a sponsor, Stacey will be able to join Jagiet Academy which is one of our focus schools, and be able to benefit from quality education.