Hellen Nyendwe Ochanji

Hellen is currently in form 2 at St Luke’s Wambarra Secondary School. She is average in school but given her academic record at Shiraha Primary school, we believe that with sponsorship, she can perform extra ordinarily well.

Hellen is the breadwinner.

Hellen Nyandwe Ochanji is 17 years of age. She lives with her siblings Jairo Okoth and Yana Wasonga in Bondo region of Kenya. She is the daughter to Jectone Ochanji who is deceased and Judith Akinyi whose whereabouts they do not know since she left them more than three years ago. Hellen Ochanji is now left to provide for the brother, the sister, and three other children who also depend on her.

Hellen earns 20 USD a year.

Hellen is a peasant farmer earning Kenya shillings 2000 yearly. The younger brother looks after other people’s cattle during weekends and holidays to make an extra Kenya shillings 50 a day which they mostly use for food. She has three other dependents including 13 year old Benta Akinyi, 7 year old Joseph Omondi, and 6 year old Judith Stephan Auma. They are forced to rely on well-wishers for support but given that this region is highly rated in poverty, most people will not be willing or able to help. Life has been unbearable for Hellen and the siblings as a result. She does house hold duties for other people after school, during weekends, and on holidays to make extra money to sustain the family.

Hellen is a bright girl.

She is currently in form 2 at St Luke’s Wambarra Secondary School. She is average in school but given her academic record at Shiraha Primary school, we believe that with sponsorship, she can perform extra ordinarily well. She is humble, hardworking, and an extremely disciplined girl. The teacher’s highly recommended her for support. She is hugely in arrears and timely sponsorship is all the hope she has to be in school.

For 1060 USD a year, Hellen has a chance to be in school and have three healthy meals a day for the entire family.

For Kenya shillings 108,700 a year, Hellen has a chance to not only be in school but have three healthy meals a day for her and the siblings. With support she is likely to excel academically to become a responsible, employable adult in future. Considering the huge arrears that Hellen has in school, she would need a four year support to be through with her secondary education.

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