December 24, 2002
Emmanuel lives with his parents and his three brothers in a one-room structure that his family shares with others, in a slum of the southern coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya. Emmanuel is in grade seven and his best subject is Math. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and playing football. He likes attending church. At home, he is responsible for collecting and carrying water for his family. Emmanuel would like to become a soldier someday. At the Mombasa Sponsor Site, sponsorship provides children with educational support, improved nutrition and medical care. Parents receive financial literacy training that is put to use in microfinance and small business development.