Laura Kate is a sweet girl. She is a super quiet girl around us mzungus (foreigners), but she always goes out of her way to greet us. Laura Kate is our first female to be awarded a scholarship for her freshman year. We met Laura Kate in a small village that can only be accessed by a muddy road, that was not always accessible by car in the rainy season. Her mother was widowed and she is often ill so Laura Kate lives mostly with her grandmother. Their family has little to no income so they weren’t expecting to put Laura through high school but figured she would eventually get married and that was her chance of surviving. This is when we wrote to some dear friends in the US and asked if they would like to sponsor her and they were so glad to help her in honor of their three daughters. We hope to be able to reach more girls like Laura Kate to give them a better chance of breaking out of poverty.