Kaptagat Children's Home
Beryl’s family has a long history of living in poverty and has not been able to break the cycle of impoverishment. Her parents, who are both mentally challenged, never had an opportunity to attend school and have been chronically unemployed. Beryl’s father is the sole breadwinner of the family, his only source of income is through working on people’s farms. This type of work pays very little, is highly unreliable, and never provides enough to care for the holistic needs of his family. On many occasions, Beryl and her siblings are unable to attend school due to a lack of school fees. There is every indication that Beryl will drop out of school and continue living in the cycle of poverty if there is not an intervention.