Grace is a fourteen year old girl doing her studies at Our Lady of Fatima Chinga Girls’ High School as a form one student. Grace says she draws her inspiration from her parents who despite life’s challenges and a hard life in Korogocho do their best to provide for the family. Her mother sells second hand wares in the market at Korogocho while her father is a casual laborer. Grace has one elder sister who is unemployed and one younger brother who is in Grade four.
“My future dream is to become a doctor”, says Grace. A dream that is dependent on her ability to remain in school. However, due to the financial challenges at home, she is in constant worry of missing out in school due to the inability to raise school fees. Grace is appealing for financial support which she says would be a boost in her dream to be the first doctor in the family. She also says that she hopes to extend the same support to her community back in Korogocho when she grows up.