Abigael and her four siblings were supported by their single mother. Lacking the skills to find a reliable source of income, Abigael’s mother could not afford to send her to school. In 2004, Abigail joined MGEF as a scholarship recipient. In July 2012, Abigael was awarded a full scholarship from the MasterCard Foundation to pursue a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science at EARTH University in Costa Rica. While at school, Abigael started her own NGO, SAVE OUR WORLD, to better her home community back in Kajiado County, Kenya and give back to her fellow Maasai. Abigael plans to return to her home region to work with the county government in the agricultural sector in order to create and encourage sustainable agricultural practices.
Date of Birth: 05/05/1990
Started Program: January 2004
Start Grade: 6th Grade (Class 6)
Current Grade: Graduated 2016
School: EARTH University, Costa Rica