Daisy Korir Chepng’eno

  • Multimedia University of Kenya, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Project:
  • Bungoma
  • Mentors: Monicah Nyambura, Catherine Kaimenyi

Daisy is from a family of 9 with only a single parent.  She is dedicated to helping her mother and her siblings when she graduates from college.  She is also passionate about helping her community.  She has a reputation for being disciplined and hardworking.

Norah Okombo

  • Kenyatta University- Nursing
  • Project:
  • Homa Bay
  • Mentors: Eunita Akim, Catherine Kaimenyi

Norah is from a ingle parent family and has 7 siblings, she is the seventh born. She is passionate about helping the less fortunate and this has driven her project of helping women start a store to run.  Norah says, “My family believes strongly that one can only grow by empowering others….I am a personal strong moral of conduct and self-disciplined which has helped me in choosing what I do wisely… Moreover, I am an assertive person who believes in making personal decision without being swayed by people or circumstances surrounding me.”


Robert Maina Baaru

  • University of Nairobi, Engineering
  • Project: Women’s group farming
  • Nakuru
  • Mentors: Justus Salach, Catherine Kaimenyi

Robert is the first born in a family of two children.  His mother is a local farmer in Nakuru County, Subukia and his father is a hawker in Nairobi but lives in Ruiru. His high school fees were paid by well wishers including a bishop as well as CDF and government bursaries. His project involves organizing a women’s group in his community to farm sweet potatoes and other vegetables using regenerative farming techniques. He is involved in mentorship in Subukia primary school.


Nancy Obonyo Birundu

  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Nursing
  • Project: Mentoring high school girls
  • Kiambu Kenya
  • Mentors: Catherine Kaimenyi, Shilla Siambe

Nancy is a third born in a family of four children.  Her father passed away when she was only five years of age. Her mother is a vegetables vendor in Kisii. She successfully got Equity bank’s scholarship under their Wings to Fly program. The scholarship funded her four year high school study, at the end of which she scored an A- . She thereafter attended an eight month internship program at Equity bank. Her PATHWAYS project focuses on mentoring high school girls to assure they stay in school.