Rosemary is about 9 years old. She lives in the village of Kachere in a very small hut with a grass roof. There is no kitchen, bathroom, or furniture. Her family survives by growing corn and some other vegetables to eat.
She is in first grade and can read and write already, but only in Chechewa not in English. Her family attends the local Christian church and she is a member of the Sunday School class there.