Hunger Crisis

At just 15, Faith has seen the desperate lengths children will go to for food. She talks of girls who marry the ‘boys on motorbikes’ who ferry passengers around the dry, dusty villages of southern Kenya, because they earn money. Others have ended up pregnant to the motorcyclists, dropping out of school early to become teenage mums.

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Akili is a 6-year-old boy who lost both his parents in a flood. The school canteen is the only place where he finds comfort. He gets to eat his one meal for the day and also laugh and play with his friends.