July 9, 2001
Martin is one of seven children in his family. He has four brothers and two sisters. He lives with his parents and siblings in a three-room brick house that has earthen floors and a thatched roof, in Mpika, Zambia. Martin is in grade eight at Mpika Boys Secondary School and his best subjects are English and Science. His favourite activities are watching soccer games and playing football with his friends. At home, he is responsible for sweeping and other chores. Martin would like to become a teacher someday. At the Serenje Sponsor Site, the Sisters of Mary Immaculate provide children with school fees and materials, as well as proper nutrition and other basic needs. Parents and guardians attend business training workshops to learn how to supplement their incomes.