Leah is a twin and comes from a family of seven. Her parents are peasant farmers and this is the only source of family income.
The parents try their best to keep the children in school but often don't have enough to pay their tuition. Leah qualifies for 3rd grade but she and the other children are often sent home from school until the parents can raise enough to enroll them again. When Leah was asked to see her school shoes, the family laughed as there was nothing to show.
In spite of this, Leah is a very happy child and would love the opportunity to attend school full time.