Without an orphanage to take care of the more than 2,700 orphans, the village of Chiga in Kisumu, Kenya, relies on an unspoken system to take care of the children. Early one morning when they didn't have school, Alex Odhiambo, 10, and Bryan Okoth, 7, herded cows for a neighbor. The boys are orphans who stay with their 96 year old grandma, who is unable to walk or take care of them. In exchange for spending the day shepherding the animals, the neighbor fed the boys. In Chiga this is not a transaction that is measured or calculated. Everyone just does what they can to help each other, and gives what they can, even if they have nothing themselves.

Sarah Rice

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