My mom passed away when I was 3 years old.  I do not know my dad.  After my mom died I was forced to live with my mean grandmother.  I did not have any other relatives to provide for me.  I have an older sister but she is not able to care for me.  My grandmother abused me and was very cruel.  The government warned her to stop but she did not until I came to live at Mahiga Children’s Home when I was 9 years old.  Sometimes I have a look of confusion on my face and I’m told it is because the abuse has impacted my development.  I am happy to be in my last year of primary school, which is 8th grade (Class 8).