David Simwa Lusala
David, his younger sister, and his parents live in a mud brick home in Gatwekera village, in the Kibera slum. David’s parents are both casual laborers, looking for work each day. Even when they have work for the day, they are unable to earn a large enough income to support their family. Sponsorship of David would ensure he was able to continue his education. David helps his family by bringing home water the family has purchased 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 basket, emergency medical care, and the Saturday Bible Club through International Needs Kenya.