My name is Mercy and I am 13 years old. I was born in the Taita Valley in Kenya and attended Kironge Primary School until 2016. I have 2 sisters and we live with our grandmother because my mother can't afford to pay rent in her own house and my father is mentally unwell. My mother is stigmatised in the community because my father is unwell so she can not get a job to support us.
We have no electricity at my grandmother's house and I often use a candle at night to study once all the chores are finished.
I dream of going to university and becoming a doctor.