Eugene is the second born of four. His parents are small scale farmers at their home in Siaya County. Both parents are living with chronic illnesses. His father recently lost one of his eyes to cancer. Their condition has made it difficult for them to maximumly fend for the family. By staying at home due to lack of school fees, the first-born daughter became idle and succumbed to peer pressure and got married at a tender age.
Fadhili met Eugene through a community health worker in Rongai who referred him for school fee support in 2018 while he was joining form two in Kisumu day high school. The parents sold all they had to enroll him in form one but still, the fee was not fully paid up. He would be sent home often for school fee which the parents could not afford.
Eugene has been under school fee support from Fadhili since then. He sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in 2021 and scored a C. He intends to study law and hopes that he gets the opportunity.