Mercy belongs to a family of eleven children. Her parents are illiterate and unemployed, having sold all their cattle to pay for family necessities. Mercy’s two older sisters never enrolled in school and were both married off at 12 and 15 years old. All of Mercy’s older brothers have their own families, leaving Mercy and her younger brother to live alone with their elderly parents and a sister. The children rely entirely on money generated from their mother’s traditional Maasai “shukas” to eat and live. Awarded an MGEF scholarship in 2013, Mercy is able to continue her education.
Date of Birth: 07/02/1998
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: Post-secondary