Eunice is comes from a town called Makindu, located three hours west of the Kenyan coast. Her parents both died of AIDS. Her father was a truck driver along the Mombasa road and brought it home to her mother. An organization called the Makindu Children's Center found out about her case and helped place her and her brother with a foster family. However, when Eunice failed to make the 300 point cut off for sponsorship (she scored 299), the organization said that they couldn't sponsor her to go to secondary school. Of course, Eunice was crushed. When we heard her story, we immediately interviewed her and invited her to become a student at Daraja Academy.
One of Eunice’s standout qualities is that she has a strong head on her shoulders. She knows who she is and she knows where she wants to go. She has been a great role model to many of her peers.