James Kirimi

Photo: 19th August 2015

Meet James Kirimi. At first sight you see him all smiles, very happy, healthy and smartly dressed.

James was born in the year 1996 on the 2nd of April. He is 19 years old. He lives in Cheera village in the outskirts of Chuka town, Kenya. James lives with his aunt Lucyline Kagendo, who is his guardian. He is a pupil at Kathutwa primary school and is currently in the final term of class seven.

He is a candidate in waiting, as he is going to sit for his final examinations for primary education at the end of next year. Kirimi performs averagely in his school work and is committed to his studies.

In his second term in class seven, he improved his marks, which is a good tiding. He is targeting a higher mark this term and promised to put more effort in his studies. He is a very hardworking young man and aspires to be a doctor after his studies at the university. Despite the challenges that he has on his day to day life for example, getting quality education at a good school which is quite expensive for him, his hard work will pay off in the long run.

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. James is active in co-curricular activities and participates in field sports like playing football and handball. The two games are his hobbies.

James has a passion for tree planting and this is evident in his project. When we visited James at his home, he had 108 seedlings nursery of Grevillea robusta, commonly known as mukima around the Mount Kenya region. These trees are used for making furniture and for heavy construction work.

Photo: The nursery

Apart from this he also has a doe which he takes it upon himself to feed using leaves and soft branches which he fetches from the shamba.

It is a great honor to be part of the transformation in the life of James Kirimi. He is living a more fulfilled life now, and notably, we appreciate the great support from Chuck and Laura King. May God in return for their charity far away from their home, reward them and all our KCK sponsors.