When I was six years old my mom left our family with two of my siblings. She abandoned us and went to an unknown place. My father and two of my siblings remained behind in rented house. The house we live in is one room so the kitchen, living room and bedroom are all in the same place. My dad repairs shoes for a living but is not able to earn enough money to buy our food and send us to school. Although I am 11 years old, I am in 2nd grade because I have not been able to attend school consistently. I am thankful that my younger sister, Mary, is also able to live with me at Mahiga Children’s Home.