Meet Phlurn

Phlurn comes from a very large and poor family, she was not able to complete her school as it was too expensive.

My name is Phlurn, and I am 22 years old. I had malaria twice. I have my grade 7. I have 10 siblings but one of my brothers died at the age of 5 from diarrhea. I have had many obstacles and problems in my life. I really wanted to study at school but my parents couldn’t afford to send me.  So it is a hard time in my life.  Thank you.

When Phlurn was asked to elaborate, she said she had to quit to help take care of her brother and sisters.  Furthermore being so busy at home didn’t allow Phlurn to get additional help with schoolwork, and so she felt that she was not smart and was too slow in learning.  She also struggles with sewing and with her finances.