Alvin, Cliff and Ronald; three AIDS orphans in Korogocho
From left to right: Alvin, 13 Cliff, 9, and Ronald, 15, outside their home. The three brothers are AIDS orphans and live alone in Korogocho, an informal settlement with near-slum conditions in Nairobi, Kenya.
For Christmas, Cliff would like some new clothes - "really new ones, not second hand". His brothers also have gift ideas: "the gift I really would like is sponsorship so that I can go to secondary school", says Ronaldo. Alvin, would like an Action Man soldier and "some new corrugated iron sheets to cover the holes in our roof, so the rain stops coming in".
The brothers are a beneficiary of DFID’s OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) programme and receives 3,000 Kenyan Shillings (about £25.00) every two months to be spent as the family decides.
To find out more, please visit www.dfid.gov.uk/news/files/kenya-christmas/cash-transfer.asp
Image copyright: Caroline Irby