Because of poor-ness, children get married early because their parents have nothing to feed them. The parents don’t have clothes for them, not even when the girls have their period. So our children marry early and get pregnant.
And people in Kenya are dying because of poverty, no meals because we have no rain, and for five years, they have nothing to eat in Turkana.
“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”
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You will find out from their stories that these women are extremely poor. Many of them are widows and many children are orphans.
There is a lack of food and water for these people. Some still live in grass huts that cave in once the grass rots. Children drop out of school because they lack uniforms, socks, or shoes, and the school fees are not paid.
Some families have resorted to eating tree leaves and roots as they can’t buy any food, and they are having trouble growing food due to their lack of rain and resources.
As you read their stories, you will find that although they are dealing with unimaginable difficulties and heartbreak, they do what they can to stay positive and support their families.