Gesgan has two older sisters who are out of school and two older brothers. She is under guardianship of her grandmother, who is economically challenged. Therefore she attends a church-run, non-formal school that her grandmother can afford. Access to continued education in a formal school nearby and daily nutrition would go a long way toward helping Gesgan grow up well. Their house is a one room, mud walled house.
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.