Hortencia lives with her mother and seven siblings. Her father died when she was very young. She and her siblings are very vulnerable and face the daily challenge of lacking food to eat. Their mother relies on the produce she gets from the land to feed her family, and if there is not a good harvest from the land, the family go hungry. Hortencia is now at Okalawo school. She has also joined a cell group, where she has learned about God and his love for her for the first time and has put her trust in God. Hortencia enjoys playing with her friends and dreams of becoming a teacher one day.