Mitchelle lives with her two brothers and parents in Kibera. She has one grown sister. Her father works as a driver and her mother helps to run a public pay lavatory in their village. The family’s income is low. All of Mitchelle’s siblings have dropped out of school but she greatly desires to stay in school. But she is at risk to drop out of school if not assisted in her education. Mitchelle’s family lives in a one room home. They do not have any running water in their home, so they must buy water daily in 20 liter jugs 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. 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.