My mom passed  away when I was young.  When my dad found out he had AIDS he deserted my family and ran away.  I was left to live with my grandmother who was very poor and could not take care of me.  I was given the opportunity to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home when I was 10 years old.  I have been able to proceed with my education and have just joined a three year college course to study community health.