Boy, 4 years

Ahmed lives with his grandmother and uncle in Marikebuni Village. His mother died in childbirth and his father is unknown. Ahmed attends Grade 1 of Bomani Primary school and enjoys drawing and reading. After school, he likes to play soccer and practice jumping rope. When at home he likes to help herd the goats and to dig with sticks. Ahmed is sponsored by Sascha Krader.

Boy, 5 years

Amani lives in the village of Mashaheni with his mother and brother. He enjoys attending school, and is in grade 2 of Mashaheni Primary school. He likes playing soccer with his brother and playing with small toys. Amani is sponsored by Patti Guptil.

Boy, 12 years

Benson lives in the village of Mnazi-mmoja, and is in grade 6 of Mashaheni Primary school. He lives with his father, brother and 4 sisters. His favorite subject is math. He is very good at soccer and likes being a defender. Benson is sponsored by Curran, Young Jee and Hahna Filer.

Girl, 1.5 years

Christine’s mother died of AIDS soon after giving birth. Christine has tested positive for HIV and is taking antiretroviral drugs. Christine and her three siblings are cared for by their grandmother, who is a small farmer. Christine is sponsored by Anne Draper.

Boy, 4 years

Derick and his 3 siblings live with their grandmother in Sabaki Bridge Village. His mother died of malaria in 2012. Derick does not attend school but his siblings are in standards 5, 5 and 7. He enjoys playing soccer. All four children live in their grandmother's hut and need support for food, school uniforms and school fees. Derick Douglas is sponsored by Sascha Krader.

Girl & Boy.  Dora and Dennis live with their grandmother, aunt and uncle in the remote village of Magarini. They attend Magarini Primary School. Dora and Dennis are sponsored by Phil and Diane Garding.

Girl, 12 years

Dorris and her two sisters live in in Bandacho Village with her father and stepmother. Dorris attends standard 4 class at Bandacho Academy, and her favorite subject is reading. For fun Dorris likes to dance and has learned some traditional dances at school. Dorris is sponsored by Sascha Krader.

Girl, 10 years

Elizabeth lives with her sister and brother-in-law in the village of Misufini. She is in standard 5 of Marikebuni Primary school, where she likes reading. For fun, Elizabeth likes dancing and playing soccer. Elizabeth is sponsored by Susan Webert.

Boy, 11 years

Elvis lives in the village of Bura, Karimboni with his mother, 2 brothers, aunt, uncle and cousin. He is in grade 4 of Bura school. He especially likes reading in both English and Kiswahili. Elvis likes to tell jokes and play funny games with people and he is very quick to smile. Elvis is sponsored by Melanie Wisniewski.

Boy, 11 years

Erick lives in Majahazani village with his mother and 5 sisters. He is in standard 4 of Majahazini Primary School. He enjoys reading and English is his favorite subject. When at home Erick likes to help herd the goats and cows and to make simple toys. Erick is sponsored by Nina

Girl, 15 years

Evelyn is a lively 15-year old girl whose mother died of malaria. She lives with her grandmother in the village of Gongoni. Evelyn is HIV+ and taking medication. Evelyn is sponsored by Phil and Diane Garding.

Girl, 11 years

Everlyne's father died of Malaria in April 2015 and her mother died just last December (2015) of TB. She is now living with her elderly grandmother in Masheheni Village. Everlyne is in standard 2 at Masheheni Primary School and enjoys net ball and legball. Evelyne is sponsored by Ron Penl.

Boy, 14 years

Faiz Said lives with his guardian and two other children in Ngomeni village where he attends Primary School. Faiz enjoys reading and playing soccer. Faiz is sponsored by Leslie Jackson.

Girl, 9 years

Farida lives in Mpirani village with his mother and five siblings. He is seven years old and attends Mpirani Primary School. Farida is sponsored by Helen McNaughton.

Girl, 14 years

Fikiri lives in Masheheni village with her mother and five siblings. She attends Masheheni Primary School. She enjoys playing soccer and jumping rope. She is sponsored by Kimberlee Sheng.

Girl, 16 years

Fikirini and her older brother and sister live with their grandmother in Misufini village. Fikirini attends Marikeboni Primary School and is a good student. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She is sponsored by Ron and Sarah Seubert.

Boy, 14 years

Fondo lives in Kagombani Village with his mother and three siblings. He attends Kagombani Primary School. He says he enjoys going to school and playing soccer. Fondo is sponsored by Katie and Jeremiah Wilgus.

Boy, 17 years

Furaha Charo lives with his grandmother and 4 siblings in Masheheni village, where he attends Masheheni Primary School. He likes reading, playing football and farming. Furaha is sponsored by Lisa Crosby and Paul Becker.

Boy, 10 years

Furaha lives with his mother and siblings in Masheheni village, where he goes to Primary School. He enjoys singing, playing soccer, and jumping rope. Furaha is sponsored by David and Enid Traisman.

Boy, 12 years

Furaha lives with his mother, Langi, and sibling, Gleely, in Masheheni village. Furaha's father died of AIDS in 2012. Furaha attends Masheheni Primary School. He is sponsored by Julie Ostrye.

 


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