Shireen was born in 2009. her parents Sagina and Wycliffe are casual construction site workers where they earn low and irregular wages. Wycliffe is ill and is not always able to work, leaving Sagina to try to take care of the family - it is a constant struggle.
Consilatah was born in 2009 and she has six siblings. Her mother Lydia works as a subsistence farmer on her late husband's small plot of land and she does casual work when she can. Life is tough.
Happiness was born in 2011 and has three siblings. Her single mother, Dolvine works as a subsistence farmer and does casual construction site work when she can get it. Happiness is hard working, but is starting to struggle beacuse life at home is hard.
Philis was born in 2011 and has three siblings. Her father Joseph is unwell and has been unable to work for the last year. this leaves her mother Christine to take care of the family. The family is struggling to keep theor heads above water.
Miruka was born in 2009 and is in Class 1 at school. He is a partial orphan since his father passed. His mother Mary has been sick for the past 3 years and is partially paralised. This means the grand mother takes care of Mary and her 2 children.
Petience is 4 years old, born in 2011, and is in Nursery class. Her mother is a teacher at St Joseph's Academy and her father is a laborer earning about US$2 per day.
Her two older siblings are at high school which places tremendous financial pressure on the family.