In 2007, I was crowned Miss Kakamega and decided with the help of my mum to start movement that became a junior soccer club and youth ambassador in my area. In my wildest dreams, I could not have believed that Evestar would grow to be hope for community.
Growing up as the oldest of four children in Kakamega, a town in western kenya, I saw families and community suffocated by devastating poverty—from which there was no escape. I saw many people’s lives crushed and I was determined to change these devastating realities. I could not sit by as I saw little girls forced to labour for food. I could not stay silent while I saw such wasted human potential.
I decided to form an informal group to move around and donate clothes and food to the needy.
With my friends and family help, and my faith in people’s abilities to change their own lives, I started a junior soccer team; Evestar football club.
Today, I look around me and I see that many of the people who I grew up with have been killed by AIDS, prostitution, violence, and by the despair that comes from knowing that no matter how much you deserve it, you will never get a chance at a better future.
I remain deeply touched and inspired by the supporters who have joined us, who believe in my vision, and who have helped us to bring hope to my community. Together, we are making another world possible.
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