Girl, 12 years

Sampuli lives in the village of Marafa with her father, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. and She attends Marafa Primary school and likes rope skipping, handball, and playing children’s games. Sampuli has a beautiful smile. Sampuli is sponsored by Emily Leuning.

Boy, 12 years

Samuel lives in the village of Mnazi Mmoja with his mother and 2 sisters. He enjoys attending school and he especially likes reading storybooks. He is sponsored by Bob Bradley and Torrie Gordon.

Boy, 10 years

Sanita lives in the village of Misufini with his mother, sister and brother. He attends 4th grade at St. Mary School, and his favorite subject is science. Sanita would like to be meteorologist. He Sanita is sponsored by Marlene Anderson.

Girl, 8 years

Saumu lives in Mbaoni village and is in Standard 2 of Mbaoni Primary school. She lives with her mother, uncle, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. For fun she likes hide and seek and playing with friends. Saumu is sponsored by Christy and Dennis Jefferson.

Girls, 0 years

Saumu, Mary, and Sinomoyo are sisters who live with their mother in Misufini village. They currently live in the village of Misufini and attend Masheheni Secondary school. Saumu’s favorite subject is science, Mary’'s is English, and Sinomoyo’s is math. The sisters are sponsored by Carol Cummings.

Girl, 4 years

Shamsa and her 14 year old sister live with their grandmother in the village of Moi. Her mother died in 2011 from malaria. Shamsu is in kindergarten and enjoys jumping rope. Her grandmother does not have a job and is not able to provide for the girls. Shamsu and her sister are in need of a sponsor to provide support for food and school uniforms and fees. Shamsu is sponsored by Sherry Bader.

Boy, 8 years

Shuku lives in the village of Misufini and is in class 1 of Mashaheni school. He lives with his grandmother, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. He likes school and reading. While at home Shuku helps till the land. Shuku is sponsored by Christy and Dennis Jefferson.

Girl, 19 years

Sidi lives in the village of Mjanaheri with her grandmother, uncle, and twin sister. She is in 10th grade at Mjanaheri Seconday School. She is very good at math and chemistry, and she wants to be a teacher or doctor. Sidi is sponsored by Nan and Patrick Malone.

Boy, 4 years

Simon lives in the village of Marafa with his mother and brother. He is is preschool and he enjoys being with the other children. He especially likes painting. Simon is sponsored by Kimberly Lewis.

Girl, 8 years

Simoro lives with her mother and three siblings and attends Masheheni Primary School. She enjoys playing with her siblings and jumping rope other village children. She is sponsored by Beth Rice.

Boy, 17 years

Suwedi Nzai lives in Majahanzini village with his mother and brother, where he attends Majahazini Primary School. He likes playing sports, especially soccer, and he enjoys music. Suwedi is sponsored by Lisa Crosby and Paul Becker.

Girl, 14 years

Tabu Shida lives with her adoptive mother, Rehema, and two siblings, Bahati and Annah, in Kapupuni village. Tabu attends Kagombani Primary School. She enjoys reading, playing net ball and jumping rope with the other village children. Tabu is sponsored by Rob Penl.

Boy, 14 years

Taifa lives in Misufini and is in grade 4 of Mashaheni Primary School. He lives with his grandmother and an aunt, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He especially likes books, his school bag and shoes. For fun, he likes to pretend he is a ghost. He is sponsored by Patti Guptill and the Gilhousen Family Foundation.

Boy, 14 years

Tomas and his brother live with their elderly grandmother in Gilis village. Tomas is HIV positive and is taking antiretroviral medication. Tomas attends N’gandu Primary School. He is sponsored by Nancy Wilson.

Boy, 13 years

Usufu (Yusuf) lives in the village of Sabaki Bridge and is in standard 4 class of Majenjeni Primary School. He lives with his mother, 1 brother and 1 sister. Usufu likes studying Science. After school Usufu likes to play soccer. Usufu is sponsored by Bob Bradley and Torrie Gordon.

Girl, 13 years

Violet lives in the village of Karimboni with her father who is paralyzed, a cousin and her 3 children. Violet is in standard 6 class and likes math and playing soccer during breaks. Violet enjoys singing. Violet is sponsored by Bob Bradley and Torrie Gordon.

Boy, 14 years

Vitalis lives with his mother and his younger brother in Karimboni Village. He attends Karimboni Primary School, where he likes studying science. He also likes sports, especially soccer. Vitalis is sponsored by Maureen Sullivan for Josephine Sullivan.

Girl, 14 years

Winnie Charles lives with her aunt and two sisters, Menza and Salama, in Kagombani village. Winnie attends Kagombani Primary School where she is in the top ten students of her class. She likes school and is serious about her studies, but she also plays soccer and enjoys drawing. Winnie says she would like to be a teacher when she grows up. She is sponsored by Janice Garceau.

Girl, 10 years

Zawadi Thoya and her siblings live with their grandmother in Marereni village. She attends Bandacho Primary School where she enjoys reading. Zawadi also says she enjoys skipping rope and swimming. Zawadi is sponsored by Annie Bennett.

 


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