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Bupe Buchisa

Grace School 13 years old Grade 6

Bupe is the 6th born in a family of 7. There are 4 boys and 3 girls.  She was born in July 2003. She lives with her mother and siblings in Ng’ombe township.  Her parents divorced when she was 4 years old and her dad has not been in his children’s lives since. In order to feed and provide for her children, Her mother works as a house help in a nearby township. The small salary she earns is the family’s only source of income.

Bupe’s favorite color is white. Her favorite food is nsima (a thick paste made from corn meal and water) served with any vegetable, but she likes rape (a Zambian Vegetable which looks like kale leaves) the most. For fruit, Bupe’s favorite are oranges. In school, her favorite subject is Creative and Technological Studies. A subject were the students do a lot of drawing, crafts and other fun activities. For sport, she loves netball and her favorite game is dodge ball. When she finishes school, Bupe would love to be a soldier.

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