Personal Stories

  • Neloita Simola

    Neloita Simola

    Neloita Simola is 11 years old and in class five at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the village…

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  • Nelly Narrida

    Nelly Narrida

    Nelly Narrida is 11 years old and in class six at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the village…

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  • Mananka Mpuunila

    Mananka Mpuunila

    Mananka Mpuunila is 12 years old and is in class 5 at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the…

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  • Kumari Sulul

    Kumari Sulul

    Kumari Sulul is 12 years old and in class five at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the village…

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  • Sarah Salum Huale

    Sarah Salum Huale

    "Women can make great changes if empowered”. Sarah Salum Huale is 37 years old.  She lives with her 16 year…

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  • Grace Akoth

    Grace Akoth

    “After my loan I am able to provide for my family as a female single parent. I take sole responsibility.…

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  • Dickson Juma

    Dickson Juma

    Dickson is 29 years old and teaches at FOCUSSA Primary School, where he has been working for 6 years since…

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  • Justin Shrima

    Justin Shrima

    Justin is 6 years old, and attends MLASEO Nursery.  He lives with his mother, father, and three brothers and sisters.…

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  • Violet Nasora

    Violet Nasora

    Violet is 16 years old and studies in Form 2 at Kindimba Juu Secondary School. Previously Violet studied at a…

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  • Agnes Mbunda

    Agnes Mbunda

    Agnes is 15 years old and studies in Form 1 at Kindimba Juu Secondary School. Prior to Kindimba opening, over…

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  • Halima Hussein Milanzi

    Halima Hussein Milanzi

    Halima is 17 years old and lives in a village called Tanga in southern Tanzania. Halima lives with her mother…

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  • Joseph Mukadi

    Joseph Mukadi

    Joseph is 61 years old and is the headteacher and Class Three teacher. Joseph enjoys working at FOCUSSA as he likes interacting…

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