Both of Ruth’s parents are alive but needy. Her father abandoned the family and they have never heard from him since then. Ruth lives with her  single mother and 2 siblings in a one roomed house in Katanga slum. Ruth’s mother sells tomatoes along the streets nearby the slum and earns less than 1 dollar as profit per day.

Ruth goes to a poor quality school but always missing school because of lack of school fees since her mother’s small income can not sustain her in school.

Ruth is in search of  sponsorship so that she can attain a good stable education.