Get to Know Alice
Alice is brave. She faces the challenges life has thrown at her without wavering. She can be solemn, but her eyes dance with laughter when she makes jokes with friends, and her smile is not easily hidden. She is charting a path marked by resilience. But her journey is just beginning.
Alice has been in our program since 2014, just months after her husband passed away from illness. During that time, she almost lost everything, as her in-laws tried to claim all of her possessions. She used to rise at 2AM to prepare and sell tea and breakfast foods to commuters - UTST has been walking with Alice to stabilize her income. She now sells cakes and snack foods to convenience stores, and she sells school uniforms as supplemental income.
Kaylee lives with her mother and little sister in Nairobi, Kenya. She is 11 years old and loves helping her mother bake cakes! Kaylee's father passed away in early 2014, and her family has been struggling to move forward ever since. She is a very sweet girl with a huge smile! Her favorite subject is science, and she wants to become a doctor when she grows up.
Keyler (pronounced "Keyla") lives with her mother and older sister in Nairobi, Kenya. She is four years old and loves helping her mother bake cakes! Her mother, Alice, runs a breakfast foods business from their home through the support of our microfinance program. Keyla's father passed away in early 2014, and her family has been struggling to move forward ever since. Keyla is extremely shy and rarely smiles for pictures. According to her mother, she can be bossy and is a tough little girl, but she loves giggling and playing with her big sister.