Catherine is a paternal orphan who stays with her mother, three sisters and two bothers in Kyedikyo village. Her mother goes from house to house, looking for clothes to wash to make some money. The family has a little land on which they grow some food crops, but it is not enough to feed the large family. This has led to starvation and some of the children suffer from malnutrition. Her mother tries hard to educate her children, but there is never enough for all of them to attend. This is especially hard on Catherine as she is getting older and wants to go to school so badly. Her future is in jeopardy without sponsorship.