Child case 1

Father died in 2021 from a prolonged illness. The children are staying with their mother who is currently taking care of them. Children do not attend school apart from Pius. Their young sibling fell sick at 11 months till now. His health condition has been deteriorating each day including body swelling.
Pius is 15 years old helping his mother to take care of his siblings. Pius works together with his mother in the gardens and also helps her in the house chores. Sometimes when mother goes to the garden, Pius remains home to take care of his siblings
He also fetches water, firewood and also digs in people’s gardens. Pius and mum do most of the labor work in the nearby village. They earn $2 per day worked. Pius does the labor work on Saturdays. Once in a while Pius misses school to help his mother.
Joakim, Pius’ young brother is suffering from Malnutrition. He got sick when he was 11 months. Mother has to borrow money to meet the hospital bills and she spends most of the time in the hospital.
Pius goes to School. It takes him 1 hour to reach school. They leave home at 8am and return at 4pm. Pius wants to be a driver
Pius wants a house so he can leave well with his family members. He also wants his brother Joakim to access medication and be well.

Father died in 2021 from a prolonged illness. The children are staying with their mother who is currently taking care of them. Children do not attend school apart from Pius. Their young sibling fell sick at 11 months till now. His health condition has been deteriorating each day including body swelling.

Pius is 15 years old helping his mother to take care of his siblings. Pius works together with his mother in the gardens and also helps her in the house chores. Sometimes when mother goes to the garden, Pius remains home to take care of his siblings

He also fetches water, firewood and also digs in people’s gardens. Pius and mum do most of the labor work in the nearby village. They earn $2 per day worked. Pius does the labor work on Saturdays. Once in a while Pius misses school to help his mother.

Joakim, Pius’ young brother is suffering from Malnutrition. He got sick when he was 11 months. Mother has to borrow money to meet the hospital bills and she spends most of the time in the hospital.

Pius goes to School. It takes him 1 hour to reach school. They leave home at 8am and return at 4pm. Pius wants to be a driver

Pius wants a house so he can leave well with his family members. He also wants his brother Joakim to access medication and be well.

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Pius and his siblings                                                                                      Joakims’health condition     

 

 

 

                                                   

Kaloli, Pius brother is suffering from Jiggers                                                   The children’s house

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Child case 2

At 10 years, Grace is made to stop school so as to take care of her siblings at home including house work. She is on and off from school because she cannot afford school fees that is affecting her education. In days when she goes to school, she still has to come back and join her mother in the garden to work. She helps her mother to look for food for her siblings and has no time to play with her friends. She has to cook food at home and take it to her mother who is in the garden digging.

Grace’s father died in 2019.When he died, Grace’s Education was affected. She does not attend school regularly and they always chase her because of school fees. Also most times she has to stay home to take care of her twin siblings while the mother goes to dig in peoples’ gardens.

Grace wants to be a nun because she wants to preach in church. Grace needs school fees so she can be able to attend school regularly

 

Grace seated in front of her house                                                                                                                                   Grace and her twin siblings

 

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Child Case 3

Blessing came to stay with her grandmother after the death of her father. Her mother disappeared after the death of her father. Blessing was 3 years old at that time. Blessing works in the community for survival. She works in people’s gardens and when she is paid, she buys scholastic materials to use.

And during off seasons for the rains she helps in harvesting and she is paid around $1 to $1.5. she works 3 days in a week. Sometimes she is not paid when she works and sometimes she is undermined and the garden owners resist giving her work because of her age.

The school is 40minutes away from home. She leaves at 7am and returns at 3pm. Sometimes she can’t attend school because of lack of food at home and basic and scholastic materials. Her dream is to become a doctor because she likes the job of being a doctor. She currently needs basic and scholastic materials and school fees and food. Her wish too is to be a respective person in the community

                                                   

Blessing and her grandmother                                                                                 Blessings’ house

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Child Case 4

Children are forced work in stone quarries or make bricks and sand mines in the hills and wetlands of Kasambya. These children are also deprived of the normal education system like other children and if so attend school they are the worst performers in class and grow into illiterate adults with no clear future prospects.
Beteth’s father died in 2019 from heart disease. The children have not been well, don’t eat enough food and all stopped going to school. Their living situation changed and their life became hard following the death of their father.
No one in the family goes to school because they cannot afford the school fees. Beteth’s dream is to a teacher and her most need is Education

At the extreme left is beteth and her young siblings Beteth’s house

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Child Case 5

Maria is both father and mother to her brother. She cannot go to school because she needs to take care of the family needs and food. She stopped going to school after the death of her parents. She wakes up in the morning to go and look for what to eat. She also supports her brother with scholastic materials from the money she earns.

She goes farming in people’s gardens, and also has a small plot where she planted beans for home consumption. She works 4 days in a week and she is paid $1.5 per day worked.

If given a chance to go to school, she wants to be a nurse in order to treat people in the hospitals. She also needs basic needs for home use and school fees

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Maria and her brother                                                                                         Maria’s house

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