Florence is a 16 year old girl, who comes from a polygamist family. Her father has 5 wives and 35 children. Florence is the youngest of her mothers 10 children. She did well in primary school and was accepted to secondary school along with two of her step sisters. Her father favored the other two sisters and refused to pay her school fees. He told her to wait her turn, when his situation allows him to pay her school fees. Then the drought came and he lost a lot of cattle and decided to have her undergo FGM and early marriage. Local chief Caro (a female chief from Ilbissil area) arrived during the negotiation of marriage, just in time to rescue Florence. Chief Caro decided to bring her to MGEF to fill out an application. MGEF accepted her into the family June 2018.
Date of Birth: 1/2/2002
Started Program: June 2018
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 11th Grade (Form 3)
School: Ilbissil Girls Secondary School