Hadija is the first female of her village to complete high school and earn a college diploma. Now she is working in her home area. She is putting her younger brother through high school.
Ibrahim did not realize as a child that his drawing was his future. But with a little guidance he found his talent. Today, he is an Interior Designer building his own business.
As the last of 10 Janet had no hope of education. But Elimu gave her a sewing business and digital skills. Today she is volunteers as a community youth advisor in her village.
As the oldest at Nyumbani Kwetu Home, Sarah is the first in the family to complete high school and achieve a college diploma as well. The rest are following her footsteps.
The last of 8 Caroline’s future was to be early marriage like her sisters. But with Elimu helped here start her own sewing business. She is making a name for herself in her community.
David used to be sent home for lack of school fees. So he would jump the fence and sneak into class. Elimu helped him complete high school. Today he is putting himself through university.
Her seven siblings never made it to high school and Magdalene’s fate looked the same until Elimu got involved. Today she is the first high school graduate of her family.
Rose dropped out in Grade 4. By age 18 with two children she was desperate. With her sewing training from Elimu she is now giving her children the education she never had.
Margaret’s dream of flying didn’t seem possible with no one to pay high school fees. But Elimu did that and she made it to aviation college where she trained as a cabin crew.
As an Elimu sewing graduate Janet proudly announced “I am no longer a burden to my parents!” Later her parents passed away and she became the provider for her siblings.
Hard work is useless without books and supplies. Once Elimu provided Elizabeth’s diligence bore fruit. Her schooling set her on a path to a career in hospitality.
Penina is the only girl in her family to complete primary school, but she couldn’t get to high school. Elimu started her off with her own business and now she helps support her single mum.
When his mum died Jackson had no one to rely on. Elimu got him through high school and helped him apply for his first job after graduation. Today he provides for himself.
James started school late because of lack of fees. But once enrolled by Elimu he caught up and excelled. Today he is in college working his way to a career in journalism!
Poor health got Maria labelled ‘weak’ but her true quality is perseverance. Sewing skills changed her status and made her a provider. She proudly owns livestock.
Joseph’s happiest day was his first day of school! It nearly didn’t happen. Elimu’s support and all the school supplies he needed made him top of the class. Now he is at university.
Volunteering at Elimu Resource Centre, Hosea gained digital skills that he couldn’t get at school. Today he is pursuing computer science at university.
Before Elimu schooling was on and off. But with resources and mentorship Njoroge gained 125 marks in just one year! He is currently at college pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor.
Merciline started sewing college and loved it but fees ran out. Elimu stepped in, kept up her training and gave her a machine. Now she is saving to open her own workshop.
Her sister was married in primary school, but with Elimu Mariamu followed a different path. Her sewing income gave her the freedom to move her business to another village.
Priscah and 10 siblings depended on one brother for everything. With Elimu she found the joy of starting a sewing business. She’s helping put her siblings through school.
All 12 sisters were married off. But Nancy’s sewing skills and machine set her on a different path. She’s a breadwinner and recently bought her first pair of eye glasses.
Naomi would have dropped out but with Elimu she completed high school. As an intern at Elimu Resource Centre she gained digital skills and the guidance to make it to university.
Mary was to be married off but her local priest brought her to Elimu. Now she runs a sewing business and built herself a traditional home with a room to rent for extra cash.
Her parish priest helped Dorothy join Elimu’s sewing program instead of being married off after Grade 8. Her skills gave her freedom to start her business away from her rural village.
As one of 8 children, Salome’s options after Gr. 8 were few. But with sewing training from Elimu and a new machine she started her own business and now trains other girls in her village.
Amina fought for her voice. She worked as a “house girl” to pay for sewing training but the salary was too little. Elimu sponsored her and two years later she started her business.
Anthony’s mum couldn’t afford high school. But Elimu stepped in and now he is a graduate. Life is tough with 3 brothers behind him. But these days he helps out from time to time.