Alpha lives with his parents, two brothers, and sister in Kianda village in the Kibera slum. Alpha’s parents have a very low income. His father works as a casual laborer and must look for new work very often, getting paid a low hourly wage. Educational assistance for Alpha would relieve a great burden from his parents. The family lives in a one room home made of sticks and mud. They don’t have access to water in their home and must buy it from local vendors.
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.