Malkia was born in 2008 and has 3 siblings and lives with her mother. Her father abandoned the family in 2016 and has not been seen since and provides no support. Malkia’s mother tries to get by cultivating their tiny plot of land but the family has no funds.
Miriam was born in 2007 and is the 6th born of 7 children, with her eldest siblings having finished school. Her parents are subsistence farmers and are unable to support the family with the meagre earnings they achieve.
Deborah was born in 2007 and is the youngest of 7 children, with her eldest siblings in secondary school. Her parents are subsistence farmers unable to pay for schooling and St Gavin’s Academy allows them to attend school without contributing.
Elvin was born in 2007 and is the 5th born in a family of 6 children. Her father has abandoned his responsibilities and left the family, with Elvin’s mother struggling to provide for herself and the children as a subsistence farmer.
Stecy as born in 2008 and is the 4th born of 5 children, with the eldest 2 children in secondary school. Her mother is a single parent who struggles to get by as a very small scale farmer, on a tiny plot of land that cannot support the family let alone provide extra produce for sale.