My father abandoned the family, leaving me in the care of my mother. When my father left there was a huge financial burden and visible void in the family. My mother was diagnosed with tuberculosis. As a result of her illness, she was not able to work. We could not afford school fees and it was very difficult to attend school.  Since moving to Kaptagat children’s home,  I have been able to complete high school and now I am in college. I am studying at Eldoret Polytechnic School.