Beth is sixteen years old and lives with her mother and six siblings in the Soweto slums in Kahawa, Nairobi. Only one of her siblings is at school because the single mother cannot afford the school fees for her other children.
Beth’s father is extremely aggressive and was jailed for life two years ago after he tried to kill her mother in a jealous rage. Since the verdict, the family has been able to live non-violently again, but has to fight daily for food and a roof over their heads. Her mother is a casual worker in Soweto. She struggles hard to ensure wellbeing of her children.
Once Beth grows up, she’d like to be a science teacher and teach kids good matters.
In her free time she loves to read (her eleven books are her greatest treasure), spend time and dance with friends, and also likes to help her mother around the house and with her six siblings.
Beth is currency studying in Kiwanja Secondary School in form 1 performing averagely but striving for better grades when school re-opens. She believes that she will make a great progress towards achieving her goals.