Neema is 11 years old. She is the third of ten children to her single mother. Her mother was kicked out of the family because she had more children than the land could provide. Her mother has given birth to 5 sets of twins. Despite many obstacles, Neema is in third grade and going to fourth next year.
Neema and her siblings have gone days without food. Many times, the family forages in the forest to find fruits and vegetables that can sustain them.
She vows not to drop out of school, no matter what the circumstances. She is the only child in her family that is still going to school.