Brenda is a paternal orphan who stays with her mother, two brothers and her younger sister. Her mother tries to work hard to meet her family’s needs but often fails to meet them all. She works as a cook at a school, but she is not paid enough compared to the work that she does. The family has no land on which to grow food crops so all food is bought from the market and is expensive. Brenda’s mother uses the little money she earns on food and rent so other needs like education and medication are not met. She needs someone to intervene and help her meet her dreams of becoming a teacher.