Emmanuel lives with his mother. He has six brothers and two sisters. Recently the family lost a sibling through a tragic accident and the whole family is still grieving. His mother is a single parent, fending for the family on her own. She does not have a stable job, but she looks for work daily to earn an income.They live in Raila village. They do not have any running water in their home, so they must buy water daily in 20 liter jugs from water 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.