Shafigah Nakanyike

About Me
My name is Shafigah Nakanyike. I'm a 10-year-old girl.

My birthday is
April 12, 2012.



Kainhogoga Primary School

Education Level



Hearts & Hope

My Story

I am the 3rd born in my family living in Kainhogoga village with my maternal Grandmother and four siblings. My Grandmother’s name is Bakali, Margret.  My parents separated, my father is HIV+ and he doesn’t send us any financial support when we ask him. My mother lives in a faraway village where she works as a casual laborer but such work does not pay much and it is seasonal so, she divides the little she earns and once in a while sends money to us. My Grandma works so hard as a peasant farmer; she digs and grows crops such as corn, pinto beans and sweet potatoes in our garden for both home consumption and to sell but on a small scale because she is sick. She has high blood pressure, severe leg pain and severe ulcers. The money my Grandma receives from my Mother and earns from selling some of our yields is not enough to even pay for basic needs at home which is why I need a sponsor so that I can continue going to school.