Shem Macharia is the child of a single mother in the Mutuini area. His mother doesn’t have permanent work and struggles to provide for her two children. They live in a double-room house made of iron sheets and timber with no water but does have electricity. They use charcoal or a kerosene stove to cook their meals. Shem does not have a bedroom and sleeps on a sofa each night. Shem is a student at Ngando Preparatory Schoo and wants to transform his life through education and a good career. He wants to become a pilot in the future and be able to fly airplanes around the world. He’s a good student and scored 409 out of a possible 500 in the selection interview exam.