Saumu

 Where do you live?

We live in a seaside neighborhood of Tanga, Tanzania

How old are you as the main caregiver?

We live with my Aunt Mwanae

How many children are in the family?

In my family, there is my Auntie Mwanae, my Grandma, and then there’s me, Saumu (14), my brother Abdulah (7), and my baby sister Yunusi (3).

What program do you and your children attend at Pamoja Leo?

Girls Group

Tell us a little bit about your life:

My siblings and I live with our Aunt and Grandma. I used to live with a different Auntie, but we got in a fight, so my brother and sister and I moved in with my Auntie Mwanae.

What is your goal for yourself/what do you want to be when you grow up?

My goal for myself is to learn to be a better person, and when I grow up I want to be a teacher.

What is your best advice for other girls?

My best advice for other girls is to avoid dangerous situations

Something that makes you happy or is important to you:

Studying and going to school is very important to me.

What do you want the world to know about your family?

I want the world to know that I am a happy person.

What are you most looking forward to from working with Pamoja Leo? OR What do you like most about the program you attend?

At Girls Group I like being creative, so I like bead making and sewing reusable pads.

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