CHANIA LOWANO EDUNG
I am Chaina Lowano Edung. I am 20 years old. I was born in Lokori region south of Turkana County where I grew up. I have two brothers and six sisters mostly who are married I have one baby boy to take care of as my parents are unable to support him. My parents moved to Lodwar town when I was eight years of age. This opened the door for me to join school as in Lokori, girls were not easily allowed to go to school as boys. I joined Napuu primary school where I did my KCPE in year 2013. Due to lack of school fees I was unable to continue with high school as my parents were not financially stable to help me with paying school fees.
“I wish to help my parents come out of manyatta’’
I am currently working as a waitress though initially, I was working in the housekeeping department. The manager realized I was good also in service, therefore, shifted me there. My biggest challenge is dealing with customers who at times try to take advantages of me though am trained on how to handle such cases. Role models are my teachers who make me believe you can do it. My parents have been very supportive, they encourage me every day to work hard and help them come out of the manyatta.
My future is bright. I see myself one day as a business owner of a restaurant where I will be manager. The skills I have acquired through college and working will help me achieve my goals.