"My name is Mercy. I am 11 years old and from Eldoret, Kenya. I like going to school because I like learning. When I grow up, I would like to be a doctor."
Hobby: Football (soccer)
Situation: Mercy’s story is similar to many other children at St. Jacobs school. Mercy’s is an abandoned girl living with relatives. She was abandoned by her mother who left her at her grandfather’s place. Her grandfather was doing the best that he could, but Mercy was not getting an education while she lived with him. The grandfather reached out to Julius, a relative living near St. Jacobs school, for help. The grandfather saw the potential and strength in Mercy and he knew he could not provide for her. Julius quickly took her into his home and took her to school.