My Reason For Giving And Helping The Needy
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My Reason For Giving And Helping The Needy

Everyone needs some kind of help in their lifetime. I was raised in the slum areas of Kawangware and though we were not well off, I never lacked. My Guardian was a single mum raising five kids in the one-bedroomed house. To cut the long story short, I have always had the heart of giving since I was young.

While in primary school, I would share the little I had with friends. In high school, I joined Machakos Girls and secured a scholarship from the Family Group Foundation who catered for my fees. I joined the Charity Club in form one and became the chair lady while I was in form three. We would gather shopping from our fellow students when we reopened schools at the beginning of every term and what was collected would be distributed to the needy students who had nothing with them as they came back to school, we also organized talent shows where we would raise cash that was used to clear fees for the less fortunate students.

I would not be where I am today if I was not for God who got me the scholarship through Family Group Foundation. This was a 4-year scholarship. After completing my high school education, the foundation linked me up with PACE International who gave me a chance to volunteer at the Kawangware Primary school as a teacher and they later gave me a scholarship where they paid my campus fee at The Multimedia University.

I always remind myself that; we make a living by what we get and we make a life by what we give. My happiness revolves around seeing others happy even when they really don’t have anything.

Currently, I am a volunteer at two organizations, Mzazi Foundation and Fikisha Kenya. I am also a Digital Content Creator at Mzazi Foundation.

3 Comments
  • Paul Babu
    Posted at 10:09h, 10 June Reply

    Glenda is a cheerleader and always determined to make it through the process. She loves seeing people involved and engaged.

  • Francis kyengo Peter
    Posted at 10:11h, 10 June Reply

    Sure Achieng.. we’ve all been helped before.
    I feel your story so as mine.
    Thanks to family group foundation.

  • Faith Muema
    Posted at 20:47h, 10 June Reply

    I have known glenda since primary and she is soo determined with what she does…
    Keep the good work.

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