Am an orphan ,who never so how my papa looked like.For he was murdered when i was only a bout ayear old,could hardly know him.
He was a little successful businessman in the neighboured and that was the reason for his death,narrates my now old mum.
Tradition has that upon the death of a son in a family,the follower takes over as the the over seer of the property including the wife,for she too was a property of the clan!This one my mum got was a particularly bad! So them fight a couple of times but did not care anyway for i was only a small thing,until this unfortunate afternoon when my uncle put a panga on my throat with the intention of killing me,i can not quite remember what i had done but somewhat did not kill ,i donot know why or who saved me.
That is when my mum ,told me to follow my half brother to school,not knowing the intention ,i followed my brother with the joy of joining school.A couple of weeks later my mum followed at school and told me we were off to see grand papa.I did not know him and was happy to see my mums pap.We trekked a long way i can still vividly remember,then got to a main road where we reached my mamas house.
Since that time to only yesterday i was raised with my mamas siblings like one of them.I called my grand ma mummy because every else did,we lost her to cancer in 1994,then i was in senior one.She and my mum paid my tuition.My mum did not study past primary school ,she a mere housewife.This then is when her sister,a midwife ,having looked at my first term grades said she would pay fees.she did this successfully through my Ordinary and Advanced level in 1999 and durind our vacation she died.My life has never been any better eversince knowing that my only hope for a future was gone,she left two daughters also helpless.I have had to stay out of school to fend for them and my mum ,my sister ,a half brother and sister my mum got.
Last year i made a resolution to get back to school at whatever cost,it seemed to work because indeed i joined University.I do alot growing mostly vegetables,and it was all good.Late last yaer while at school ,i read in a news papers that floods had affected our place,did not feel that bad because i had not seen the extent of the damage! On Nineth of December last year we broke for first semester holidays.To raech my Village ,there was no home ,every body was in camp because the mad and wattle structures we called houses were no more!
I donot see my self continue with school because once my only source was swept a way by floods.
I have to start a gain from zero,this time am not sure whether it works out well.
Am appealing to anywellwiser to help me pay my tuition atleast i may my degree course in order to better our state .e-mail,firstname.lastname@example.org.God bless all you helping hands out there.