Sponsor – Clarice Mutoni Makoro

Clarice Mutoni Makoro - girl education sponsorships

Update: Clarice's education sponsorship started in 2016. In 2020 she attended Secondary 2 but stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One year sponsorship is $200.

(Application is only slightly edited for better understanding.)

Vision: To continue with my studies

My home was in MASISI territory and one of the places that experience war and tribal conflicts. Most of the rebel movement starts from here. Since it’s a home of coltan* there are always such challenges.

In 2010, rebel groups, known as NYATURA and MAI MAI, attacked each other. Many villages were destroyed. Many left their villages, including my family. We, children, are always number one targets and victims of wars by death, diseases, also lack of education.

In 2013, my father went to Rwanda. We were told he is no longer alive, for what reason we do not understand.

We started living in poverty and misery. In October 2015, due to wars, my mother decided to take us to Bunagana village (near the borders of Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo). After a time, my mother was in position to buy a tailoring machine, the machine helped us to survive.

I am a humble young girl. I request your support so that I am in position to continue with my studies, with this I will be able to help other children that are suffering like me.

*Coltan is short for Columbite-tantalite. The Congo possesses 80% of the world's coltan. When refined it becomes a heat resistant powder that can hold a high electric charge. The properties of refined coltan is a vital element in creating devices that store energy or capacitors, which are used in small electronic devices, such as in mobile phones, laptop computers, pagers, and other electronic devices.

(Clarice lives in Bunagana, DOB ~2005)