In 2003, Sopilal was a smart, quiet, well-spoken girl who came to MGEF from a very poor, drought-prone area of Kajiado. Not only did her family lack the means to send her to school, but, as a girl, she was not permitted an education. In her family, only her brothers attended school. Her sister was married off at the age of 14, a fate Sopilal was destined to repeat without the support of MGEF. Instead, with a scholarship since the 3rd grade, Sopilal is now a rising star in her Maasai community—studying Law at the University of Nairobi, and realizing her dream of becoming an independent, empowered Maasai woman. Nancy Sopilal is proud and grateful to be MGEF’s first Law Student.
Date of Birth: 05/11/1993
Started Program: January 2003
Start Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
Current Grade: University
School: University of Nairobi