Maria attends Kimasa Primary School. She lives with her biological mother and her step-father in one small roomed mud hut in Kisenyi Village. Maria's biological dad died 8 years ago. Maria's step-father is a Boda Boda rider but he refuses to contribute to her education because she is not his biological child.Maria's mother is a casual laborer who washes clothes for a living. It is very hard for Maria to spend a full week in school because most times her mother cannot afford her fees. Currently, Maria's school is demanding a large balance of school fees that her mother has been unable to raise. If she doesn't pay the balance, Maria will be unable to attend school next term.