Mariam is the last born of six children and she is fifteen years old. She is in primary six and she likes to sing and act, especially folk songs. Mariam wants to be a nurse and she gets the inspiration from her mother who is HIV positive. She has seen her at her weakest and would love to help many other people in the same condition.
On the other hand, Mariam lost her father at a very young age and life has since then been hard. Her mother digs for other people as a source of income and still the income is too small for such a big family. With such situations, going to school is not the biggest priority. She attends one of the government schools with low standards of education; yet school would have been a good thing for such a young girl. Sponsorship for Mariam would be an opportunity for her to achieve some of these dreams.