I come from a very large family. I have nine siblings. My mom passed away from throat cancer. Since then life has become even more difficult. My father likes to drink and spends any money he earns on this habit. We live as squatters on someone else’s property. Our home is in very poor condition. I like to go to school but I often can not go because I do not have a uniform or the other requirements that are needed. Most of my older siblings have dropped out of school and I was afraid that was going to happen to me until I was given the opportunity to live at the children’s home. I am in Class 8.