Clare is the eighth born in a family of 12. Clare’s parents are unemployed and depend on a small piece of land where they practice subsistence farming to earn a living. Three of her brothers and one of her sisters are also under sponsorship with other non-profit organizations. There are two other brothers who dropped out of high school because of financial constraints. She comes from the North Rift Valley part of Kenya in a place called Kapsabet. SA learned about Clare through a “Friend of Starfish” who traveled to Kapsabet for field work and heard her story in a matatu (local bus).
Clare scored 425 marks out of 500 in the Kenya Certificate Primary Education. This was the highest mark scored by any primary student in her District (Nandi East District), where more than 45,000 students sat for the exam. She gained admission to one of the top Girls School in Kenya, Limuru Girls, where she is pursuing her high school studies.
Clare says that what is important to her is “to live a responsible life and strive to achieve a better life and also bring about change in other people’s lives, especially her family and society as a whole.”
Clare aspires to become a neurosurgeon in the future. While at school, Clare plays volleyball and many other sports.