When I joined the programme my father had just passed away and my mother was struggling to take care of my three siblings and me. She was unable to go to work because of her poor eyesight and painful stomach disease. My mother, with four children and no income, couldn’t provide proper food, clothing or school supplies for us. We were always hungry, cold and scared about our future. When I started receiving the sponsorship money it had a big impact on our lives and provided the critical support that my family and I needed.