Tracy lives with her parents and her younger sister in Darajani village, Kibera slum. Tracy’s family lives in abject poverty. Her parents are casual workers, looking for work daily and earning very little. This has affected Tracy’s education. Many days the family goes to bed hungry. Tracy would like to study science.
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.