I am the 2nd of 9 children. Sadly, 3 of my siblings have already died. My mother suffers from severe mental illness and my father is mostly absent in my life. Because we are very poor, we live up on the top of a mountain very far from school. My brother and I walk to school whenever we can afford a day not to work in a field for money/food. As we get older, our tution gets more expensive. We try to work more to raise more money but I fear we will soon be asked to drop out; him to work and me to get married so our family has fewer mouths to feed. I want to finish my education so I can help others in my situation reach a better life.