What You Want to Know
While we were in Kenya working with the girls, we asked them what it is that they need most. Now before speaking to them, we expected it to be something along the lines of food or electricity, but the most important thing that they told us they need is education. They explained to us that in order to most effectively provide for their families, they need to finish secondary school with good grades so that they can attend a university; this allows them to attain better, higher-paying jobs than that of physical labor such as the tea picking or plucking as it is called in Kenya.. However because of the demanding life that the girls live, they are often unable to do well in school, thus closing this aforementioned door. With this in mind, our goal at KUPATIA is to provide them with basic financial aid so that they are able to attend school and achieve their full potential, without worrying about making ends meet.