January 27, 2001
Mary is one of three girls in her family. She lives with her mother and her sisters in a one-room clay-brick house in Itezi-Tezi, Zambia. Mary is in grade nine at Nakabengwe School and her best subject is English. Her favourite activities are studying her lessons and playing netball with her friends. She is working hard to get good grades, as she will be writing her national exams this year. At home, she helps with all the household chores. Mary is determined to get a good education so that she can become a teacher someday. At the Serenje Sponsor Site, the Sisters of Mary Immaculate provide children with school fees and materials, and proper nutrition. Parents and guardians attend business training workshops to learn how to supplement their incomes.