My dad deserted us when I was young. My mom was not able to provide for us because she was chronically ill. The four of us children were forced to rely on my grandparents to provide for us. I am the oldest child and therefore will be responsible to care for my siblings. When I was in 2nd grade (Class 2), my grandfather brought me to Maai Mahiu Children’s Home because he knew it was my only hope of surviving and doing something with my life. I am currently in trade school learning building technology. I have many friends and enjoy helping others.