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Shadrack lives with his parents along with his six sisters and two brothers. He has to walk for miles to get to school. His parents' only sources of income are burning charcoal and farming their land. Sometimes rains are scarce in this region, especially for the last five years. It's been quite dry in most areas of Narok. Shadrack would like to finish school and become a teacher, to give back to the community.
Alan is one of eight children. He has four bothers and three sisters. His parents used to depend on the sale of charcoal to meet their daily needs, but since the government banned the selling of charcoal it is now hard for them to provide and pay school fees for their children. Alan is in second grade and attends Ilkerine Primary School.
Alex is one of eight children. He has five brothers and two sisters. He is in fifth grade and attends Empopong'i Primary School, Alex is a bright student. His parents depend on sheep keeping, and sold them in order to be able to send their children to school. In the last three years all the sheep have died and its now hard to provide to send the children to school.
Dickson is one of five children. He has three brothers and one sister. He is in seventh grade and attends Empopong'i Primary School. The drought has been affecting the area and making it difficult to keep their cows alive. It is hard for them to provide funds for Dickson's education.
Sameri is one of five children. He has three brothers and one sister. He is in fourth grade and attends Ilkerine Primary School. His parents depend on livestock keeping and the drought in 2017 killed their livestock. Since the family is in great poverty, they are unable to pay school fees. Sometimes Sameri is unable to attend school because of the fees not being paid.
Dalton is one of five children. He has three brothers and one sister. He is in sixth grade and attends Empopong'i Primary School. Dalton's parents used to sell charcoal to provide for their family. But since the government put a ban on charcoal sales they often go to bed hungry. Dalton often misses school because his fees are not paid.