Lenamunyi Mbolei Raphael




Raphael is a 14 year old boy from Sereolipi village, where his father was the Assistant Chief before he retired. His father is now quite old while his mother is unable to find consistent work. Their family only has 20 goats and sheep which makes them quite poor, even by local standards.
Raphael is the second youngest of 8 children and was inspired to get an education by his older brothers, all of whom were incredibly bright and received presidential funding for their school fees (which is no longer avaliable) that was supplemented by their family friends. Raphael is motivated by the potential to support his elderly parents by replacing their livestock—one of their primary food and income sources— in the incidence of drought. With a good education, he and his family will have much greater financial stability, like his brothers who have desirable jobs as a teacher and in the Kenya Foresty Service, greatly improving their overall quality of life.
An incredibly curious student, Raphael’s interset has been piqued by the little exposure he’s had to a modern lifestyle. In school, his favorite classes are Social Studies and English and through his sponsorship, he is looking forward to having more time to read and learning to use computers in his school’s technology lab.


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