Barbara is from the Nanyuki area and his half Kikuyu, half Luo. After the post election violence in 07-08, her father deserted the family. She has been living with her brother and mother, who sells charcoal for her income. In primary school she was always the first or second of her class, and had a good relationship with her head teacher, who saw potential in her and paid for her school fees has her mother couldn’t afford them.
Barbara wants to build an orphanage and girls school in her community. She would also like to see a rise in youth employment in her area, and hopes to be a part of that change in the future.
Barbara has an infectious amount of self-confidence, and is extremely well-spoken and put together for her age. She enjoys reading novels in her spare time and loves to share stories. Her drive and kind spirit are a wonderful addition to Daraja.