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Oyugis, Homabay county.

Quinter’s story can be summarized into just one word, HOPE. We visited her at her grandmother’s home in Nyabola but we soon realized it was not going to be an ordinary visit. We did the preliminaries and finally it was time to get down to business.

“I lost my mum when I was in class four, and my dad when I was in class 8. I was crushed. My life stopped. I remember when growing up in my home with our parents and my two siblings, the future seemed bright. Now all hope was lost.”

When I received my KCPE results, I shed tears of desperation because though I had passed very well, I knew there was no one to pay for my school fees.” “My grandmother struggled and took me to a nearby day school.”

It was not where I would have loved to be at, but I had no option. I couldn’t even afford it in the first place, even though it was the cheapest option for us.

“Then came ADRA. They paid my fees and provided my supplies through high-school. I felt the best way I would show my appreciation was to work hard in school. Praise God, I passed with an A- from God Ber Secondary School and I have been admitted to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University to pursue BSc. Public Health this year.”

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