Elijah

I am an only child.  I do not know my father.  My mom passed away from tuberculosis.  I lived with my grandparents after she died but it was difficult for them to take care of me.  They did not have any source of income and so we were all dependent upon my uncles to provide us with food.  I have two uncles who work temporary jobs. This meant that I did not always have food each day and I had to skip school.  In 2011 I was given the opportunity to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  I have a large family now! I am in 9th grade (Form 1).  I am a hard worker so that I will be able to take care of myself one day.

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