Two years ago, Upendo attended Mother Teresa boarding school in the Same Region. She made good grades, excelling in English and Biology with a special interest in Geography. Upendo continues to excel in her studies, earning A and B grades.
On a typical day, Upendo wakes at 4 am to get ready for mass. After mass, she and her fellow students clean the school until 7, when they break for their first meal. After that, she attends her classes until 3:20pm.
One particular project that Upendo found exciting was a project for transportation including railways and roads. Interviewing engineers, she learned the importance of and impacts of improving transportation infrastructure.
Make a Difference has helped Upendo by supplying school supplies, paying school fees, teaching her how to write a resume, and apply for jobs.
Upendo dreams of one day becoming a nurse. When she was a little girl, she saw many sick people who did not have access to medical care. This has driven her to succeed in her schooling so that she can one day help people who may not have access to medical care otherwise.