Namwera Shanita


    Shanita’s Story

    Namwera’s mother left her when she was one year old and since then she has been living with her father, Sam.  Sam loves Namwera very much and does his best to support her. He runs a small business frying chapatis and samosas, selling to local village people. Unfortunately with the steep competition and low rate of income, Sam struggles to pay rent and has not been able to save enough to send Namwera to school. She tries to help her dad by cooking meals at home and cleaning while he is away, but she keeps her eyes set on the prize and her dream has always been to return to school again one day.

    Through the PFP Junior scholarship program, Namwera will receive the financial assistance she needs to finish school and reach all of her dreams. Her father will work hand in hand with PFP to ensure Namwera receives the financial, physical and emotional support she will need to thrive. 


    Date of Birth: March 17, 2008

    What is your favorite subject in school? Science

    What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a teacher

    Why? Because of the suffering I have gone through. I feel that the only way to help other people avoid it is to become a teacher.

    What is your favorite color? Red

    What is your favorite food? Rice and fish

    What are your hobbies? Playing dodgeball and jumping rope