A letter from Grace Muthoni
I joined Hekima on Jan 6 in the year 2006 after my Mum died in 2005. I had no hope in life. I was planning to go and be a worker in someone's house or do anything that would provide my two younger sisters with food and as their mum - to send them to school. But thanks to the Almighty through Mum Kate, one day while I was cleaning, a person came and told me that my sisters and I are going to join school in January.
The biggest change in my life is that I have done my primary level education and high school. Now I am awaiting university. Since coming to Hekima Place, I have never slept hungry, lacked school fees, clothing, and more so, where to sleep. Not only education have I been given, but also I have been taught to be a woman of substance and speak my mind and how to express myself in front of people which I was never taught before. Hekima Place is not a home of orphans but my home where I have Mums and Dads, not forgetting my lovely sisters of which I am proud.
We also have security that the girls out in the street do not have. This means we are protected from things like: rape, circumcision, early marriages, immoral behaviors, and the use of drugs due to peer pressure.
Now that I am joining university, I know what my rights are as a girl and I am responsible enough to do things by myself. This is what Hekima, my home, has taught me.