Oh so smart and sweet. She always is smiling and cares for everyone around her. She is strong in her faith and kind at heart. She is one in a million and impacts the lives of those around her for the better. She is such a gift.
Brenda’s life before coming into the orphanage was not easy. She lived at home with her mother father, and two sisters (Jackie and Gina). They lived in a very small one room house outside of Kipsongo. Her father worked as a taxi driver but business was very bad and he lost his job leaving her mother’s vegetable shop to be the only source of income for the family of five. Brenda often has to skip school to help her mother work or take care of the home while her parents were out looking for extra jobs. Her main source of food was from the feeding center at school but if she did not have money for school fees then she wasn’t able to eat most of the time. She desperately wanted to go to school and was very sad before coming into the children’s home but now she is always happy and always smiling. She is exceeding in her classes and has huge dreams for her future. She has an amazing outlook on life and has a heart that wants to give back because she has been blessed by so many things. Thank you for changing her life.
Do you miss anything about your life before?
I miss my mom
Do you feel different now that you are living at the orphanage?
The difference is, in the orphanage, life is better, happier. It’s like, there is electricity, which enables me to read comfortably. I am happier. I feel safer. I feel more loved, like I have a lot of people who care about me.
If you could say anything to your sponsor what would you say?
Thank you for providing for my school fees, my needs in the orphanage, and for the good care that you have provided unto me.
What is your favorite thing to do?
I love to sing. It makes me happy and I love to sing songs to God.
What grade are you in?
I am in standard 7 and I am 14 years old.
What do you want to be when you get older?
I want to be a journalist for the news so I can inform people how to help Kenya be a better place.
My favorite color is pink.
Corn and beans, rice and chapati.
Who is your best friend?
Gloria we like to play together and help each other with our studies. She is a very good friend.