She is a dreamer and a doer. She is pursuing big dreams instead of small realities. She sees every ending as a new beginning. Her light shines from her and allows others to glow along with her. She is one of a kind.
Stella’s life before coming into the children’s home was full of difficulties and heart ache. She had to grow up so fast due to her father’s battle with AIDs. He was paralyzed from the waist down and unable to work, which left Stella’s mother as the sole provider for the family. Stella would stay home and help care for her father and her four younger siblings while her mother worked different jobs, trying to get food for the family. On the occasions that her father was well enough for her to leave, Stella would help her mom hunt for food by picking through trash. Food was always in shortage though and the family ate on rare occasions. Stella’s main source of food was school, but she was often sent home from class due to lack of school fees. Since coming into the children’s home, Stella’s father has passed away and her mother is now working two jobs to care for herself and Stella’s youngest brother, Edwin. Stella is so happy to be in the orphanage along with three of her other siblings. She is thriving in school and there is a fire ignited in her that motivates her to help those in need. She is so compassionate and ready to change Kenya. She hopes to impact the lives of people in dire situations, like her father was. Because she has been giving the opportunity to go to school and learn, there is no doubt she will make the most of her dreams.
Do you miss anything about your life before?
I miss my younger brother Edwin. He still lives with my Mom but he is happy and my Mom has a good job.
Do you feel different now that you are living at the orphanage?
I feel so happy to be in the orphanage. I have a bed and clothes, I get to go to school everyday and my marks have improved. I feel safe and loved by my house mums. Hellen and Richard are like a Mum and Dad to me and I love them so much.
If you could say anything to your sponsor what would you say?
I want to tell her that she has changed my life. I am grateful for her and love her very much. I pray that God keeps her safe and that she will come back to Kenya to see me.
What is your favorite thing to do?
I love to help my house moms with the younger kids and I love to jump rope and play with my friends in my free time.
What grade are you in?
I am in Standard 8 and I am 14 years old.
What do you want to be when you get older?
I want to be a traveling missionary doctor to help people who can not afford medical care. I know what it’s like to have nothing so I want to be there for others who need me.
I love the color pink.
Chips, soda, and chicken.
Who is your best friend?
Sherry and Jessica, they make me laugh and make me be a better person.