My mom ran away from home and got married when she was very young. My dad never paid the dowry. They lived together for some years before my mom passed away from acute pneumonia. Because my dad never paid the dowry, my mom’s body was returned to her parents for burial. When this happened my dad disappeared and no one knows where he is located. I was left with my grandfather who cannot care for me. I am thankful for a place to live at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home. I am in Kindergarten (Pre-Primary 2).