The U.N defines an orphan as a child who has lost one or both parents, either by death or abandonment. These children are especially more vulnerable to the effects of poverty, and are easily taken advantage of.
“When I was 5, my parents died of a disease. My sister and I were left behind. Soon she got married and had 2 sons. But she had to move to the city for work. I am now taking care of her sons. I stopped going to school because I have to work and find food for the family. One day I want to be a doctor. I want to help people who are suffering from diseases. I don’t want people to die.”