James Mirera Mwengei
James comes from a family in need. His father works as a night guard and earns so little money that it cannot sustain his family. James has three brothers and two sisters. His mother is a housewife, taking care of their large family. They live in Gatwekera Village in Kibera in a one room, mud walled house. It is within walking distance to his school. Sponsorship would ensure that James 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.