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).