My father passed away when I was 7. He was a mechanic and the breadwinner of my family. After his death, life became so miserable that at times we could only afford to get a meal after a day or two. My sister and I suffered from Kwashiorkor because of this. Kwashiorkor is a condition that results from malnutrition specifically due to a lack of protein in the diet. I also remember days when we missed school due to prolonged starvation. I dreamt of the day I would be able to help feed not only my family, but also my community, and my country Kenya. I knew that this dream and passion could only be achieved through hard work at school. I developed an interest in agriculture and was excited when I passed my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam and got accepted to Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. Unfortunately, I had no way of paying for my school fees and tuition.
Rehema Education Fund’s scholarship found me when I had lost all hope. The Fund offered to pay my school fee and tuition, and my accommodation and upkeep while in school. This scholarship has taken the worry of money from my mind such that I can now give my studies my undivided attention (I now major in Agriculture and Biotechnology) and also have time to socialize with my family and friends . It has also given me the opportunity to meet and network with people from different parts of the world. Honestly speaking, Rehema Education Fund has made me and my family smile again.