My mother died in 2007 after a brief illness. Although she worked hard to care for her children, my siblings and I lacked a lot of the necessities of life. My father disappeared and never returned home. He avoided the responsibility of nurturing and caring for his family. This left a huge void in our lives. My situation improved when I was admitted to the Kaptagat Children’s Home in 2006. Now I have a safe loving environment where I can thrive. I am in the trade school.