Gift was born in 2015. Her mother Janet dropped out of school when she became pregnant and is a person living with HIVAIDS. Fortunately Gift is not suffering from this disease. Janet is herself an orphan, so she has no support to help her to raise Gift and with her health condition is often unable to work.
Lydia was born in 2011. She lives with her sister, three brothers and her mother Teresa. Lydia’s father died in a road accident in 2016 and her mother tries to sustain the family through casual, manual work on other people’s farms.
Ruth was born in 2011. Ruth has a sister Gertrude in class 5 and lives with her parents Mercyline and Dennis. Her parents find casual work whenever and wherever they can, and life is a constant struggle to make ends meet.
Faith was born in 2011. Faith has three sisters (Ruth, Billiah and Fridah) and a brother (David). Her parents Rebecca and Machani do not have regular jobs and work as casual farm labourers, when they can.
Hesbon was born in 2008. He has a brother, Gabriel and a sister, Martha. Their father died in 2016 and this forced their mother, Lillian, to find work as a house worker in Nairobi - 8 hours away by bus. Consequently the children stay with their grandmother who is unable to work as her hands are paralysed.
Ezra was born in 2011. Ezra’s father walked out when he was a toddler and has not been seen since. Ezra lives with his mother Billiah who works as a casual farm labourer when she can find work.