My dad died in 2010 after being sick for a long time with diabetes.  He was the bread winner in our large family. I have eight older siblings. My mom is sick with a bone
disease and the doctors have put her on bed rest.  I do not have any relatives who are able to care for me and my brother, Johanna.  He is just a few years older than me. We spent our days begging for food and trying to
survive.  I have not been in school very much.  I was very happy when we were given an opportunity to live at the Maai Mahiu Children’s Home where we are fed, safe and able to go to school!  I am in Class 1 (1st grade).