Keith lives with his mother, two brothers, and sister in Kianda village, in Kibera. His father abandoned the family. Keith’s mother has the sole responsibility of providing for her family. She works as a casual laborer, working at constructions sites, needing to find new work very often. She moves stones and mixes cement. They live in a one room house with mud floors and walls. They must buy their water 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.