Timothy lives with his parents, brother, and two sisters in Kianda Village in Kibera. Timothy’s parents are unemployed, but they look for jobs as casual workers earning money when they can. This has contributed to them living in abject poverty. They live in a mud and brick home with no running water. They buy their water from a vendor. Timothy often is the child who fetches the water for the family.
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.