Emmanuel lives with his parents and two brothers in Gatwekera village, Kibera slum. Emmanuel’s family lives in abject poverty. Both parents are casual workers earning about one dollar a day. They do not have access to water from within their one room, mud brick home, so they buy it 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 hamper, emergency medical care, and the Saturday Bible Club through International Needs Kenya.