I have lived with my grandparents for the past 10 years. My mom gave birth to me and we lived in the slums of Eldoret for the first nine months of my life.  She then met a man and was planning to marry him.  This man did not want anything to do with me so my mom took me to my grandparents and disappeared after staying with them for two days.  My grandparents are alcoholics and often my neighbors had to rescue me when I was stuck spending the night outside in the cold and going without food.  I have not attended school regularly and am happy to be in 1st grade (Class 1).