Girl, 15 years

Mapenzi lives in the village of Marikibuni with her grandmother. She is in Standard 5 class at Marikibuni Primary School. She enjoys reading, writing and cooking. For fun, Mapenzi said she likes “singing and clapping to praise God”. The right side of Mapenzi’s face is paralyzed from a brain tumor at 18 months of age. Mapenzi is sponsored by Patricia McCreary.