Moving story of Class 5 Nairobi girl doing homework, selling groundnuts by roadside to feed family
“It is a school day but I could not go. I am here to sell groundnuts so that we can have food back at home. I averagely skip school twice during weekdays to come and sell this besides weekends,” said Nanjala as she pointed towards the blue basin.
“I have come with my books because it’s only here that I can find some time to complete my homework. When I get back home I have to do house chores. My mother broke her leg and after a lengthy stay in hospital she’s unable to do much on her own,” she explained during interview with TUKO TV’s Lynn Ngugi.
“I hate to see my mother in pain and helpless. Before she got accident she used to operate the business and fend for us. When she was admitted to hospital I had to step up and help find food for my brother. Some days we slept hungry,” she narrated after leading us to their humble aboard in the neighbourhood.