Looking for sponsor in high school The following students are in dire need of support. They are bright but needy. We feel they should be supported to enable them achieve their dreams. TRACY AWUORTracy is the eldest in her family of eight.The parents rely on odd jobs to earn a living.The mother occasionally does laundry for the neighbours as the father relies or sales of recyclable materials obtained from a a nearby dumpster.The parents are not in good health.They are both suffering from a terminal sickness. MARGRET BELINDA OKUMUMargret comes from a humble background where the parents depend on occasional casual jobs that are hard to come by.Both work as bread supplies vendor where they rely on commission depending on the sales.Since this is a poor neighbourhood,less people rely on bread hence the duo’s income is nothing to smile about. HARRIET NASIMIYUAfter doing her grade 8 exams,Harriet lacked funds to take her to high school.She opted to work as house help . A Good Samaritan she was working for discovered her potential and determination to go to school. Harriet comes from a humble background where her parents have no steady source of income.The father is a driver who depends on occasional errands that are never forthcoming to support the family.The mother relies on her small piece of land where she grows food crops that at times fail to do well due to unpredictable weather patterns. ELIZABETH MAINA The father was a casual labourer in a polythene manufacturing company. The company closed down three years ago after a government directive following environmental impacts of the material. Since then, he has never had another employment opportunity. He depends on the little he gets from selling wastes materials he picks at a dumping site. The mother stays in the rural areas tilling a small piece of land and plants crops to at least provide food for the family. Bringing up the family has been an uphill task JAMES OUMA James Ouma is a bright needy boy. He is the second last born in a family of five. His mother died a few years ago after a long period of illness. The family relies on their father who lives in the village. He is aging with no stable source of income. The father is occasionally contracted as a casual labourer to work on farms. Money is hard to come by. The little he gets is too little to support the family with basic needs and pay fees for the boy.James would want to be a doctor when he grows up. Mary-Christine Wanjiku Mary is an orphan. Her mother works at a quarry mine. With her poor health and the manual work she does, her condition is deteriorating and she falls sick often. She is unable to fend for her family during the sick days. Novella Akoth Both parents lost their lives in a horrific accident along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway in December, 2017. With nobody to take care of them, their aunt Mary Atieno sympathized with them. She took them as her own children. Unluckily, the aunt has no source of income. She does laundry services to neighbours once in a while who pay very little that is never adequate to support the family. Yvonne Natasha Yvonne and her twin sister both in Form One were born by a single mother. The mother earlier worked as a casual labourer in a plastic manufacturing firm. When the government banned the use of plastic bags two years ago, the company closed down.With no skills, she could not find another meaningful employment. She had no option but to work in quarry mine with only a simple home-made hammer. It takes days to gather the right quantity of stones for sale. During that long waiting period, at home it is hectic to acquire basic necessities. FELIX KARIAYU The father is a cobbler in the neighbourhood who depends on the little he gets to support the family. The income is not reliable since people don’t repair shoes on daily basis. The mother is a housewife. She on rare occasions is called upon to wash neighbours clothes and gets a little amount that is never enough for upkeep. Many a times they go without food and this affects his concentration in class. At time the teachers sympathize with him and offer him some food. JAMES OSUNDWA The father is suffering from leukaemia and the mother operates a small grocery stall in the slum. In the slum, life is hard and most of her customers buy on credit with a promise to pay later but that never happens. She finds it hard to bring up her family from the meagre earnings. EDWIN KAMAU Both parents lost their lives in a horrific accident along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. With nobody to take care of them, their aunt sympathized with him and took them as her own children. Unluckily, the aunt has no source of income. She does laundry services to neighbours once in a while who pay very little that is never adequate to support the family.