Barak lives with his parents, two older brothers, and one older sister in Kianda village, in Kibera. They are a family in need. Barak’s father is the only provider in the family, doing casual jobs as he is able to find work, usually ferrying stones and mixing cement for building projects. His income is not enough to support the family fully. They live in a one room, mud walled house. Sponsorship would ensure that Barak is able to receive an education.
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.