Steve Ochieng he is sixth born among seven. The mother is a widow and peasant farmer who takes care of other kids too who have no family leaving her with no money for Steve’s education.
Fidel Castro Kasam is in grade 3. He is a last born. The father is sick and the mother is a small scale business lady hence they cannot raise enough money to help Fidel purse his education.
Denis is in 1st grade and has to live with his aging grandfather because his parents are unable to find stable work.His grandfather is able to feed him but not able to pay school fees so Denis can go to school.
Effy Harriet Adhiambo is only six years old. Her older sister Is Emma and both girls were abandoned by their mother making school impossible for them.
Elvis is an 8 years old who lives with his widowed grandmother. Both of his parents are dead so his future is very bleak without someones help.
Wenrooney is a 9 year old boy whose father died when he was a baby. His mother does her best to provide a place to sleep and food to eat so an education will not be in Wenrooney’s future.