"My name is MERCY. I am 7 years old and from Eldoret, Kenya. I like going to school because I like coloring and writing. When I grow up, I would like to be a teacher."
Age: 7 (July 7, 2011)
Hobby: Ball Games
for tuition, boarding, and food
Situation: Mercy’s mother, Rachel Chepkogei, is mentally challenged and lives with her mother and one of her sisters, Rose. Rachel has a son, who finished high school because of a sponsorship from his uncle (Rachel’s older brother). Mercy, her mother, her aunt and her grandmother all live on a one-acre piece of land. Mercy’s grandmother does some small scale farming, growing corn and vegetables in order to feed her family and grandkids. Mercy would be very grateful for a sponsor and an opportunity to go to school.