Ruth Mshiu

Ruth Mshiu is 22 years old and has a 3 year old daughter. She lives with her sister in the village of Mianzini. Ruth told her sister that she hoped to continue her studies, and her sister—who had connections in the area—said she would try to find out what kinds of opportunities were available. Her sister found out that there was a place for women who want to study after pregnancy, and passed on the information to Ruth about TEKUA’s Girls’ Empowerment Program. Ruth came herself to TEKUA, met with the teacher and explained her situation. The teacher evaluated Ruth and accepted her into the program. She started in the program in January of 2017, and feels really happy because she gets support for her studies. She wants to be a secondary school teacher in the future, and the Girls Empowerment Program provides her with the start she needs.