Irene lives with her biological mother and her grandmother, one brother and 6 cousins in one single room in Makenke village. She attends primary 1 at Kimasa Primary School. Irene’s mother sells cassava chips for a living to school children during school break time. On a good day, she makes about $1. Looking at her mother's business, Irene may not stay in school because she is always sent home for fees.