Richard and his two brothers are orphans. They stay with their grandmother who does not have a stable job. She works as a casual laborer, finding jobs wherever she can. They live in Kianda Village in Kibera in a one-room mud-walled house. Sponsorship would ensure that Richard is able to receive an education. Richard helps his grandmother by fetching water from a water vendor.
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.