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Cecilia Kahungu

I am from the rural area of Nakuru North Sub County in Wendo Sublocation. I lost my Dad in 1990 when I was 7 years old, and my mum in 2001 when I was 18 years old, got married at 19 and widowed at 24. I have 3 siblings and 3 sons; 3.5 years, 2 years, and a 2-week-old infant to take care of. Life was unbearable.

I worked hard as a casual laborer on people's farms, washing clothes, conducting tuitions in our semi-permanent (mud) house, farming in our small land with no capital, and still fighting through family wrangles and disputes due to my father's family land. 

Since I joined Ujima, my life has taken a U-turn. Through the training, I built my confidence, self-esteem, and attitude. I worked hard and was determined to educate my two siblings and sons. 

I worked at Maili Saba Camp as a waitress from 2010 and in 2018 I applied for a job as a civil servant in the National Government Administration and by God's grace I got a job as an assistant Chief of Wendo Sublocation. 

The 9 children I’m taking care of are currently in school with their basic needs covered. I built myself a house, though not big, I'm very comfortable. In 2022, I acquired a Diploma in ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution).

Long live Ujima!

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