Rarely do sexual violence victims, and survivors speak up on turning a new leaf of life and choosing to focus on a positive outlook of the journey of life where survival is for the fittest.
The twenty-one-year-old mother of one was sexually assaulted at the tender age of seventeen years, and the act left her pregnant. She was yet to clear her high school education. Still, against all odds, the young girl proved her resilience by putting on solid armor and completing her high school while carrying her pregnancy to giving birth just a month to the national examination for secondary schools in Kenya.
Faith resides in Mukuru Kwa Njenga, one of the biggest slums in Kenya, With very minimal job opportunities in Kenya, Faith, like many other young women, struggle to secure even menial employment to provide for her sons three meals a day and help her ailing mother with medical bills.
She also looks forward to pursuing higher education. Her dream is to be a journalist, as she seems to inspire the world with her story.
“I hope that one day the struggles will come to an end. I’ll find a job that will enable my family to have a good life; I have always dreamed of becoming a journalist and am passionate about it. I want my kid to have a good life and not the life I have lived.”
Faith is a true definition of perseverance and Strength, her passion to becoming an empowered woman so he can giver her son a better tomorrow speak loud of her strength and hope. She will soon be starting her own small business to sell cakes at roadside near her home with strong believe that she will join University with some of her savings