Asaph is a paternal orphan who stays with his mother in severe poverty where they rarely have enough to eat. Asaph’s father died of HIV/AIDS and his mother is HIV positive as well. His father left his family in a rented house and without land for crop-growing so they are forced to get food from the market or ask for it from good Samaritans. The mother has no income-generating activity but only works as a casual labour on people’s farm where she is paid less because she is weak. The children have no bedding, and getting food is a burden. Asaph wants to study journalism but this will only be achieved with someone’s help.