Beth has been sponsored by Wan Mahsuri from Indonesia. Wan, thank you so much for enabling Beth to have an education!
Beth Wangru - 15 Years Old
Birthday: 27th of January 2005
Beth is fifteen years old and lives with her mother and six siblings in the Soweto slums in Kahawa, Nairobi. Only one of her siblings is at school because the single mother cannot afford the school fees for her other children. Beth's father is extremely aggressive and was jailed for life two years ago after he tried to kill her mother in a jealous rage. Since the verdict, the family has been able to live non-violently again, but has to fight daily for food and a roof over their heads. Once Beth grows up, she'd like to be a science teacher and teach kids good matters. In her free time she loves to read (her eleven books are her greatest treasure), spend time and dance with friends, and also likes to help her mother around the house and with her six siblings.