Bridgit lives with her mother and two sisters in the Soweto slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Her father left the family five years ago because he suffered from mental health problems and could not deal with not being able to provide for his family. Now, in order to provide for the family on her own, her mother does odd jobs such as washing clothes and cleaning houses. The neighborhood in which the family lives is very dangerous, especially for girls. It is dominated by violence, drug abuse, and alcohol addiction.
Birgit’s dream is to become a doctor and contribute her part to the health system in Kenya. She wants to save lives and help sick people. She loves education and sees it as the key to a successful future. Her favorite color is green, as this color represents nature and the environment. Bridgit would incredibly love to attend school. She sees school as a wonderful place where she can learn and train her skills.