My mother passed away earlier this year. She was an alcoholic. I was left with my grandmother. Three days after my mother passed away, my maternal aunt also died. My grandmother was left with her baby as well. She has no source of income and is not in good health. I have missed a lot of school because I was caring for my mom when she was sick and then my grandmother could not afford to send me. Life was very difficult for me. I’m thankful to be given the opportunity to live at the Maai Mahiu Children’s Home. I am in Grade 4.