Agnes lives with her mother, 13-year-old sister, and grandmother. Her mother has epilepsy and is unable to have a job. Agnes’ grandmother takes care of them plus her own family with little income. They live in a mud and brick home with no running water, in Kianda village in Kibera. They live within walking distance to school. Agnes has low self esteem. Education support will empower Agnes, help her to regain confidence, and give her a future to look forward to.
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 hamper, emergency medical care, and the Saturday Bible Club through International Needs Kenya.