"My name is VANESSAH. I am 7 years old and from Eldoret, Kenya. I like going to school because I like playing. When I grow up, I would like to be a doctor."
Age: 7 (August 10, 2010)
Food: Chips (fries)
Hero: Her mother
Cost: $436 /yr ($36.33 /mo) for tuition, boarding, and food
Situation: Vanessah’s father died when she was 3 years old and her mother called Vanessah’s grown step sister, Josephine, asking if Josephine would take care of Vanessah. Josephine is now Vanessah’s guardian and is also a single mother of one son. They all live in a one bedroom apartment close to town. Vanessah would be very grateful for a sponsor and an opportunity to go to school.