Mathare Community Outreach, Kenya - Dennis Juma was born in Bondo, a rural village in Kenya. His father, the sole breadwinner for the
family, died when Dennis was very young. After his father’s death, he, his mother, and his siblings went to live with his paternal grandparents until
they kicked the entire family out. Having nowhere else to go his mother moved the family to Mathare Valley because this was the only place where living
was affordable. During this time his mother worked domestic jobs in order to provide for Dennis and his siblings, but she was barely able to feed them.