While on breaks from Providence Secondary School, Chifundo stays with her mother, younger sister and brother in a township in Blantyre. Chifundo’s father left the family to work in the South African mines when she was a young child. He has not been in contact with the family since his departure, leaving the family with no means of support. Her mother has since remarried and has welcomed two more children into her family. When Chifundo was in Standard 8, her stepfather died, most likely from HIV/AIDS. Chifundo was not initially selected into secondary school, though she was determined to go and took an exam through her local catholic church. She scored well enough on the Catholic Church Examination that she was placed at Providence Secondary School. She is finishing her second year at Providence and is preparing for the Junior Certificate Examination—the test all high school students take at the end of their second year. Passing this exam is critical to Chifundo’s ability to continue her education, but because of her scholarship with AGE Africa she will receive personalized coaching for this test. Chifundo’s goal is to become a teacher or nurse after finishing secondary school.