Maureen Akinyi Onyango
Maureen is currently in form 2 at Joakim Owang’ Secondary School where she has displayed extraordinary academic potential. She does extra ordinarily well in English, Sciences and Humanities.
Maureen has poverty stricken parents.
Maureen Akinyi Onyango is 16 years of age living in Mitundu Sub location within Bondo Sub County. Both parents John Onyango and Eunice Anyango are alive but it is mainly the grandmother Margaret Sumba who supports her. Other siblings include 10 year old Benard Ouma, 6 year old Edith Atieno, and 3 year old Briliant Akok.
The grandmother is a peasant farmer earning Kenya shillings 6000 (USD 59) yearly.
The grandmother is a peasant farmer doing it more for food than for income. What she gets from farming is not always enough for food. She has been taking care of Maureen and the siblings for averagely 6 years now. Unpredictable weather patterns have made agriculture a tough choice for people in this region. Margaret and the grandchildren have been going through tough times as a result.
Maureen is extraordinarily bright.
She went to Mitundu Primary School where she has an impressive academic record. She attained 307 points out of a possible 500 in the National Primary School Examinations. She is currently in form 1 at Joakim Owang’ Secondary School where she has displayed extraordinary academic potential. She does extra ordinarily well in English, Sciences and Humanities.
She is hugely in arrears and cannot be allowed in school any longer. Timely sponsorship is her only hope.
For USD 310 annually Maureen has a chance to be in school.
It costs Kenya shillings 31629 annually to support Maureen through Joakim Owang Secondary School. She will need a three year support to complete her secondary education.