My parents separated after my father came back from Mombassa very sick (AIDS). My mother ran away one day and I was left under the care of my father. He did not know how to care for me and would leave me alone for long periods of time. I did not have any food. My neighbors saw my situation and took me to the police station. The police brought me to Mahiga Children’s Home while they promised to look for my mother. That was three years ago. I cannot go back to live with my father because his situation has become worse. I enjoy the children’s home. I am in (8th grade) this year.