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Emotional photos of Kenyan schoolgirl photographed hanging on a motorbike receiving help

Kenyan school-girl photographed hanging dangerously on a fire-wood carrying motorbike has received help from a Nairobi-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

Faith Jepchirchir lit up the Internet after her photo was shared on social media. Photo:

The organisation, Soles for African Child, traced the girl to her home and gave her several pair of shoes.

She has also received dozen of offers from well-wishers who are willing to support and finance her education.

Faith posing with members of Soles for the African Child when they visited her grandmother’s home in Elgeyo Marakwet. Photo: Sharon Kiprono/Viusasa

The young girl who aspires to be a medical doctor told the NGO thats she plans to buy her first pair of shoes with her first salary.

A feat that her teachers who describe her as hardworking and disciplined are sure she will achieve.

The girl got among other things, new pairs of shoes and personal effects. Photo: Sharon Kiprono/Viusasa

13-year-old Faith Jepchirchir was photographed doubled over on a motorbike on her way from school last month.

The girl had reportedly walked for seven kilometers to help her grandmother gather firewood which she sells for their up-keep.

Lilian and her younger brother can now smile after well-wisher jumped in to help. Photo: Sharon Kiprono/Viusasa

According to the Standard, on that fateful day, the boda boda rider offered to help ferry the firewood with the girl balancing atop the bike.

A social media user quickly snapped the photos which later made rounds on social media as jokes and memes.

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