I do not know my father. My mother is an alcoholic and does not seem to care about me. She would leave me for days, without food. My grandmother took me in but she has health challenges and is not able to provide for my basic needs. I was not able to go to school consistently because of school fees. Then I was given an opportunity at the Chariots for Hope Academy. It was free but I had to walk 4 miles one way so it was very difficult for me. I am thankful for an opportunity to be safe and cared for at the Maai Mahiu Children’s Home. I am in 4th grade.