Phylis and her ten siblings live with their grandmother who is not able to sustain all of the children with her job. Many days there is no work available for her. The parents of Phylis are not around. The big family lives in a house made of sticks with 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. Phylis lives close to the school and is taken there by her siblings for school because of her young age.
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.