Marion Knight Odhiambo
Marion lives with her parents, two brothers, and sister. Her parents work as casual laborers, looking for odd jobs daily, earning a meager pay. Often they are not able to find any work which makes it very difficult to provide even food for their family. They do not have any running water in their home, so they must buy water daily in 20 liter jugs from water vendors.This photo is several years old, but she is now 12 years old.
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 basket, emergency medical care, and the Saturday Bible Club through International Needs Kenya.