Charles Nzuki, 8 and his brother Evans, 11, sit outside, in the shadow of the Chyulu Hills, Kenya eating an evening meal of beans, butternut squash and maize.
The food is straight from their parents’ farm, the place that pays for their schooling, clothing and older brother’s medical studies in college. It also put a solar panel on their mud home, making them the rare kids in this region to have electricity and a television.
It is a harsh area climatically. Rainfall, especially in the last 10 years, is scarce and crops fail but the boys’ parents, Alphonce Nzuki 53, and Agnes, 46, have succeeded with a big boost from zai pits.