Paul was born into a poor family. His parents are economically burdened due to unemployment. They live in abject poverty. He has one older brother who is 12 and a younger sister who is 6. Paul’s father is a casual laborer, finding menial labor whenever he is able. They live in a one room mud walled house in Makongeni Village in Kibera. Sponsorship would ensure that Paul 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.