Abigael lives with her mother and two sisters. Her mom is a single mother and she strains to sustain her family. She works as a casual laborer, looking for work on a daily basis and sometimes finding none. Abigael’s family lives in a one room home made of sticks and mud walls. They do not have any running water in their home, so they must buy water daily in 20 liter jugs from water vendors. Abigael likes to learn English and work with numbers.
Kibera is the second largest slum in Africa. There is no waste removal or clean water, and open sewage runs through the slum. Education comes with a high price to the children here; they must provide their own supplies and uniform, which they cannot afford. Sponsorship provides school fees, a school uniform, lunch at school, a monthly food basket, emergency medical care, and the Saturday Bible Club through International Needs Kenya.