Meet Quinter Achieng.
Her story can be summarized into just one word, HOPE.
Quinter is one of those that have benefited from ADRA Kenya's Child Education Support and Development Project (CESaD)
that enables orphans and vulnerable children access quality primary and secondary school education. 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.
“So tell us your story.” I asked. She could hardly talk. Her eyes were already welling up with tears. She asked for a few minutes to compose herself then she dashed into her grandmother's mud walled house, and wept bitterly. After ten minutes with Mary, the project manager, she was ready to tell her story. “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 Jarmogi Oginga Odinga University to pursue BSc. Public Health this year.”
Thanks to your contribution, Quinter’s story can have a happy ending. She has appealed to our well wishers to support her raise KeS 60,000.00 (USD. 600.00) to enable her pay for her 1st Semester school fees and upkeep.
You can support her by sending your contribution through the following means:
Paybill Number 840500. Account “Achieng”
2. Bank Deposit/Transfer
ADRA Kenya Administration Account
NIC Bank, NIC House Branch
Account No. 11000011432