Gertrude Lihiwa

Year in School (2017-18): Freshman at Providence Secondary School

Birthday: December 2, 2003    Hobby: Reading    Favorite School Subjects: English

Yearly Sponsorship: $900 ($75/mo)

$810 covers tuition, exam fees, boarding, meal program, uniform, transport home during holidays, basic necessities such as soap, feminine products, and an allowance for unexpected personal/family needs. Gertrude’s guardians are required to provide school supplies in order to take part in her education. (Credit card processing fees (3%) are deducted from this amount. A greater amount of your contribution will be directed to Gertrude if you are able to cover the processing fees.)

$90 (10%) covers EKARI Foundation’s operating costs.

Duration of Sponsorship: It is our goal that you will support Gertrude for the entirety of her education(3 years to complete high school and 4 years of higher education). If you are unable to cover the entire cost of future school years, we will find a cosponsor(s); $35 preferred minimum monthly contribution.

Family History: Gertrude is one of five children. Both of her parents are sustenance farmers, and they focus primarily on feeding and clothing their children. It’s difficult to pay for all of their children’s school fees in addition to other basic necessities, but Gertrude is determined is complete her education! With your support Gertrude will be able to continue working toward her goals.

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