Monica is 16-years-old. She is the second born of 10 children to a very poor and disadvantaged family. Monica dropped out of primary school in Class 7 because her family was unable to pay for the school fees and became pregnant soon after dropping out. Monica is a very determined and resilient girl. She still wants to finish her education and dreams of becoming a doctor and providing for her family in the future. She may be shy at first but it doesn’t hide her incredibly kind and gentle personality. SAWA accepted Monica into their sponsorship program and she is now thriving at Leparua Primary Boarding school in Class 8.

Started Program: January 2019
Start Grade: Class 8 (8th grade)
School: Leparua Primary Boarding School