Say Hello to Deborah


Wise beyond her years. Strong. Caring.

She carries herself with a sense of pride and dignity. She is very determined and seems to have her life all planned out at such a young age. Her strength is respected by everyone and her determination is something of envy.


Before Deborah had the safety of the orphanage she lived in the slums of Kitale with her mom.  Her father passed away when she was very young and her stepfather did not work so often her family was forced to pick through the trash for food. When she lived in the slums she had a great fear of being a victim of rape because of a group of boys and men who pull girls aside and rape them.  She used to dream of one day being able to go to school every day and to never return to her home in the slums. Because of her sponsor that is all possible and she is able to have a safe home and go to school.

What do you like most about being in the orphanage?

How they take care of the children, they make sure we have sleep and enough to eat. The house moms also give us time to read and do homework so we can do good in school.

Do you miss anything about your life before?

I miss nothing; there was a lot of fighting so when I had the opportunity to go to school I could never study in piece.

Do you feel different now that you are living at the orphanage?

In my house in the slums I was sleeping on a sack and now I have a nice bed. I feel so much safer at the orphanage. 

If you could say anything to you sponsor what would you say?

Thank you for the support that you have given to my life, you have changed my life.

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What is your favorite thing to do?

I like Reading and  skipping rope

What grade are you in?

Standard 6

What do you want to be when you get older?

I want to be a doctor because where I was living I saw many children suffering from disease and I want to make them better.

Favorite color?

Red and Yellow

Favorite food?

Chapatti and Chicken

Who is your Best friend?

Irene she helps me when I’m sad and with my homework

Deborah your wisdom is so beautiful and your heart for others is contagious. You always put others before yourself and you are always the first one to ask if someone needs help. I know one day you will change Kenya for the better. We love you so much!



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