Namirimu Patience


    Patience’s Story

    As told by Patience’s elder sister, Gloria:

    “We live with our grandmother and three siblings.  We lost our mother and father a few years ago to HIV/AIDS.  The death of our parents was the beginning of so many struggles for us.  The relatives we were left with were mistreating us.  They were refusing to give us food and caning us.  Eventually our grandmother came to rescue us.  She is a good woman and loves us but we struggle to have money for food and rent.  Even though she is old, my grandmother worked as a maid and washed people’s clothing to make money to support us.  But then she became so sick and can no longer work.  Since that time almost two years ago, we have not been going to school”.

    Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Patience attends a highly ranked primary school and has big dreams to become a teacher someday. While PFP supports Patience with education and medical expenses, she continues to live with her grandmother and three siblings, who she loves very much. 


    Date of Birth: July 6, 2011

    What is your favorite subject in school? English

    What do you want to be when you grow up? A Teacher

    Why?  Because I can teach others.

    What is your favorite color? Purple and red

    What is your favorite food? Rice and meat

    What are your hobbies? Dodging the ball