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Age: 19

Birthday: July 7, 2003

Home: Uswahili, Arusha

School: Henry Gogarty Secondary School, Form 3 (Grade 10)


Sophia lives with her parents and her 3 siblings. Her father is skilled in masonry and finds jobs when he can. Her mother is an entrepreneur selling curtains from her home. They have a chicken project at home with 35 chickens which provides them with eggs. They own a 4 room house that has electricity but no running water.


Sophia was studying in a poor performing school and struggled with the long distance to school. She reached class 5 but her parents weren't happy with her grades so they decided to take her back to restart class 2 where she started performing at the top of her class. Sophia wants to be a nurse and she loves studying science.

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