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Interview Mary

Mary is 23 years old and is a single mother of a two month old daughter. They are living on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya. She was born of a single mother with five siblings in Nakuru town. Mary moved to Nairobi in March 2020 in search of a better livelihood due to poverty in her home. At the time of leaving her home town, Mary was five months’ pregnant with her first child who was born in Nairobi under difficult circumstances. Mary considers her fellow street persons as her family, describing the older street persons as her parents and the younger as her siblings. She said the extended street family often support each other during the most difficult situations by pooling their resources together.