Daniel lives with his younger brother and his parents in Raila village in Kibera. They live in a one room, mud brick house. The family buys their water from local vendors. Daniel’s father does odd jobs to earn a meager income. Daniel’s mother has a chronic illness and is unable to work. The family is not able to afford their daily needs and they need help to provide an education for Daniel. Daniel helps at home by carrying water home and by washing dishes.
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.