Everywhere I traveled in Kenya, from towns to small rural communities I met grandmothers caring for orphaned grandchildren. Some were caring for one child; others for 5, 6, and 16 children. They were often very poor, living in small mud homes with a patch of land nearby for growing food. Some of them had watched all their own children die. Now they had to cope with raising a second family, feeding them and sending them to school if possible. Amazingly enough it was sometimes possible, as these women met their challenges with resilience and spunk.