Narikai (who also goes by the english name Maria) is 18 years old. Narikai completed her primary school education, but was unable to afford the school fees required to continue on to secondary school. Narikai has dreamt of becoming a nurse ever since she was a young girl, having grown up right next to the local clinic.

Unable to attend school, Narikai has spent the last year at home caring for her younger siblings and tending to her family’s livestock. She has received many offers of marriage, but has rejected them all in her determination to return to school. Narikai has a gentle and kind soul, she is always looking out for others and putting other’s needs before her own.

Thanks to her sponsor, Narikai is now enrolled in Form 1 at Leparua Secondary Boarding School!