Susan Achieng Age 21


Your sponsorship of $125 per month will give this precious child the necessities to survive and the tools to thrive. Your monthly pledge will help pay for food, clothing, schooling, living expenses, and medical treatment, giving them the opportunity to live a life they only dared to dream.

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LATEST UPDATE:  This young woman is amazing. Susan is now 20 and in her second year of college. She is working towards a degree in computer engineering. She still loves learning and has enjoyed the "practicals" she had done... think internship; putting into practice everything she's learned. We are looking for a new sponsor that will help Susan as she goes through college and begins a life on her own. The funds you provide will help us with her housing, living expenses and data bundles so she can do her course work. If you'd like to connect with one of our older kids, she would be a great person to get to know. She's aways encouraging others - she could probably use someone to encourage her as well. Are you that someone?

UPDATE: Dear Susan... she's now 14 and quite the young lady. Super smart and a great student - she excels in school. She is kind and very much likes to carry on conversations with us while we are in Kitale. We love these chats with her - she asks lots of really good questions about our lives and life in the U.S. If you're looking for a pen pal Susan would make a great one, she speaks wonderful English and is a great translator as we try and talk with the little ones. She is kind and has a great sense of humor - we love this girl and we know her new sponsor will fast fall in love with her too. Are you that sponsor?

ORIGINAL STORY: Adorable Susan is ten years told and loves to learn science in school. She lives with her sister Silvia and their mother just outside the slums. She is surrounded by drunken men and constant fighting. She had a younger brother who died at a very young age. She feels very badly about her father running out on the family. Her mother works, but doesn't make enough to provide for food, clothing, and rent. Occasionally, her mother is able to telephone the father, and the father simply says that "street kids don't have fathers and are supposed to suffer." Susan sheds a few tears as she tells us about her situation. Because her mom struggles to provide them, her mom has actually threatened to just run away and leave Susan and her younger sister behind. Susan hopes to be able to live in the orphanage and begin a better life with her sister Silvia. Someday, she'd like to come to America to further her education.

Silvia Akeyo
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