Brian Kilonzi

  • Medical School, University of Nairobi, graduated 2017
  • Income Generation Project: Production of clay and sisal products
  • Meru
  • Mentor:Catherine Kaimenyi

Brian is from a polygamous family. He lived in his grandmother’s home where his mother brought him up with income from brewing local liquor which was the only job available to her.  His father rarely contributed to their upkeep.  Brian was supported by a well wisher and after his KCSE examinations; he was given an opportunity to work with Family Bank under the University Talent Development Program.   Continue reading

Marylyn Nyabuti

Marilyn Nyabuti

  • Medical School, University of Nairobi, 2016
  • Girl Project: Hygiene promotion and improved lavatory facilities for teens
  • Mwongori Village
  • Mentor:Catherine Kaimenyi

Marylyn is the second born in a family of six. She lost her mother and 2 brothers to HIV/AIDS in the years 2001,2002 and 2003 respectively. Her father struggled to provide for her and her siblings.  They moved to Mwongori village to live with her grandparents because her father’s health was not stable.

Marylyn is studying medicine at the University of Nairobi. Marylyn says about her medical degree course, “I chose medicine as I view it as a channel through which I can give back to society and directly touch the lives of people. I will specialize in pediatrics so as to join in the fight to reduce the infant mortality rate that is a pandemic. This will ensure the continuity of the society.”

Eunita Akim

Eunita Akina

  • Nursing and Public Health, Kenyatta University, 2015
  • Economic Project: Economic empowerment of youth through duck rearing and agriculture
  • Kisumu
  • Mentor: Catherine Kaimenyi

Eunita is the second born in a family of six children from Manyatta slums in Kisumu. Both of her parents are small scale business people. Eunita chose her project because she saw the youth who cannot afford additional schooling needing a means of income so that they can become contributing members of the society. After completing her nursing and public health degree, Eunita intends to directly serve the community through governmental departments or nongovernmental organizations or privately owned health centers.  Continue reading

Jackline Okello

  • jackie-okelloChemistry, University of Nairobi, graduated 2020
  • Project:Mentorship in Vihiga county
  • Transoia County
  • Mentors: Catherine Kaimenyi, Marilyn Nyabuti

Jackline was raised by a single mother. She realizes that destitution is one of the major elements that hold back potential and progress. She says, “My dream is to change my society and become a leader who touches other peoples’ lives with everlasting impact”