Winnie has been at Achungo for 3 years and lives with her older sister about 15 miles away in Migori county. She has no memory of her mother and she rarely sees her father. Her brother is in 4th grade at Achungo and her younger sister is at Rarage, a public primary school in Ndhiwa.
She likes “the way we are learning in Achungo because of the teaching. I learn a lot.” At her old school (Rarage) “They had some of the same textbooks, but no one was teaching. Here the teachers care and are kind, they helped me with English.” Her favorite subjects are Math and Science. She likes to play games and sports—volleyball and handball. When she is finished with school she wants to become a nurse or doctor or engineer.