Griffin lives with his parents and five year old sister in a one room mud walled house in Makongeni Village, in Kibera. They don’t have access to any water in their home, so they buy it from vendors. Griffin helps by carrying water to their home. Griffin’s parents are casual laborers, working as they are able to find jobs doing construction or washing clothes. The family lives on $1 dollar per day. Sponsorship would ensure that Griffin is able to receive an education.
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.