Mercy is the second born of four children and lives in a one-room mud hut on a small plot of land with her parents and grandparents. Her father is a butcher, and her mother works as a school cook. Mercy is a 1st Year Student.
Mercy is the firstborn in a family of five children. Her parents farm their land to provide for the family. Since 2004, Mercy has been in chronic pain after developing arthritis. Her illness became a financial burden on the family because of the cost of treatment and medications, forcing them to lease out their land. Mercy is a 3rd Year Student.
Joyce is the first born in a family of five children. Her mother sells vegetables, and her father is a local vigilante (village law enforcement member). Her family lives in extreme material poverty. Joyce is a 3rd Year Student.
Joan is the firstborn of four children. Her father abandoned the family in 2009, and her mother is a casual worker who cannot afford to care for all her children. Joan is a 2nd Year Student.
Mercy is the third born of four children. Her father died in 2017 and her mother does not have a reliable source of income. Mercy is a 2nd Year Student.
Ruth is the first born in a family of ten children. Her family lives in extreme material poverty on a very small plot of land. Ruth and her brother live with their aunt because her parents both struggle with alcoholism. Ruth has a daughter, Michelle. Ruth is a 3rd Year Student.
Lydia went to school through grade 8 but was unable to continue on to high school due to her unstable home life and living in extreme material poverty left her unable to pay for the necessary school supplies and uniform. Lydia is a 3rd Year Student.