Bweguyibwa Mary | Age: 7 | Grade: 3
Mary's father abandoned the family leaving them destitute. Mary works in a stone quarry to supplement the family income and is therefore unable to afford school fees. Young women in Mary's community may be forced into marriage at age 12-13 risking early pregnancy or AIDS in addition to emotional trauma. Mary's future can change if she can go to school and get an education.