Portfolio Category: Personal Stories

Michael

6 year old Michael lives in the village of Mbinguni in the Nyasa Region of Southern Tanzania. He is currently in standard 1 (the first year of primary school) in a school over an hour’s walk away. He wants to study in his own village so that he doesn’t have to walk very far from…
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Jessica

Jessica is 9 years old. She lives with her parents and four siblings in Mbinguni village in Southern Tanzania. She is currently in standard 1 (the first year of primary school), she should be in standard three, but she started school late because the school is over an hour’s walk away. When Mbinguni Nursery has…
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Elizabeth

Elizabeth is in class 1 at FOCUSSA Primary School. She likes coming to school because she likes her teachers. Her favourite subject is Kiswahili. When she is older she would like to teach Kiswahili. In her spare time, she likes playing outside and doing her homework. She is the second youngest of five children in her…
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Jane

"Loans are not a gift. Only take one if you are prepared to repay it." Jane is 56 years old and lives in Luanda in Western Kenya. She has six children who have now grown up and left home and is now caring for three orphans. She received a loan of approximately £150 in January…
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