This is Salma, (not her real name).
Salma wanted and got a place at Pallotti’s. Her family was requested to pay a deposit of about £2.50 to keep the place. The elderly mother (a widow) and her daughter walked to a nearby village, bought charcoal and carried it to Singida, a walk of 20 kilometres. This earned them £0.50. They did it five times. To raise £2.50 they were prepared to walk 100 kilometres.
Salma not only succeeded in passing all examinations, she also taught some years in a Primary School.
Then attended a University in Uganda and now teaches Physics at a University in Tanzania.