Naimo is from Merti. When she was 8 years old, she lost her mother. Since then, she has been the mom to her 4 younger siblings. Naimo’s father is a shepherd and, like the rest of the community, moves around with his livestock. Their village is so remote that everyone speaks the tribal language rather than Swahili or English, and girls education isn’t seen as very important. Naimo knew that if she couldn’t find a way to go to high school, she would have to get married. Because she was in charge of taking care of everything at home, Naimo was often late to primary school; however, she worked hard and performed well. Her favorite subjects were English and math because she felt like those would be the most helpful in the future. She is so grateful for the Daraja scholarship she received this year and calls Daraja “the best school in the world!” She especially appreciates how everyone works together and cares for each other. Someday she wants to become a doctor to help her community and then a politician to help her nation.