I do not know my father.  When I was nine years old my mom passed away from an HIV/AIDS related illness.  I was left to live with my grandparents but it was so hard for me. I distanced myself from them and would often spend time at my mother’s grave.  My grandparents farm is rocky and dry so we are not able to grow food.  They are elderly and cannot work so it was very difficult for them to care for me. I am thankful for the opportunity to live at Mahiga Children’s Home.  I am in 5th grade (Class 5).