Mitchelle is the oldest and has one brother and two sisters. Her mother is the sole provider for her family and can only provide for their basic needs. They live in a one-room home made of sticks and mud walls. They do not have any running water in their home so they must buy water daily in 20-liter jugs from water vendors. Mitchelle’s mother works as a maid, working hard to provide for her family, but it is not enough for 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 basket, emergency medical care, and the Saturday Bible Club through International Needs Kenya.