Shaban is a paternal orphan and stays with her mother at Jemba village in a rented room. Her father died in an accident and her mother has no land to cultivate. Therefore food for domestic consumption is bought from the market and purchased from neighbours. Her mother has no permanent job, but she only looks for casual labour on people’s farms which is not a reliable income to get all the necessities plus pay for school fees. Shaban needs someone who can help him fulfill her dream of becoming a journalist.