Rooney lives with his father, two brothers (10 and 9), and one sister (5) in Soweto Village in Kibera. Rooney was abandoned by his mother at a tender age. This left Rooney vulnerable but Glory is to God, his father took care of him. The father is a night guard, not earning enough to care well for his children and send them to school. They live in a mud and brick home with no running water. They buy their water from a vendor. Rooney likes to study Swahili and English.
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.