My mother died while giving birth. Within 18 months my father committed suicide. I was left alone with my siblings. My older brother who is in 8th grade was the one responsible for us. We depended on well-wishers to give us food and it was difficult for us to get to school. An NGO who was sponsoring the school we were supposed to be attending noticed our desperate situation. They advocated for us and we were rescued to Maai Mahiu Children’s Home. I’m happy to be living here with my brother John Maru. I am in 4th grade (Class 4).