Cristiano lost his mother at an early age and was abandoned by his father. Since then his grandmother and their father’s cousin, took Cristiano and his two siblings in, to care for them. Their grandmother does not work but tries to feed the family from food she grows on their machamba (plot of land). Cristiano is now at Okalawo school. He has shown himself to be eager to learn and enjoys being in class and in the cell group. He likes to play with other friends and dreams of being a teacher, to be an example in his community.