Irene was born in Busia 11 years ago. Her father died first and then followed by her mother when she was only 7 months old.  She was left under the care of her grandparents. Her grandfather is the sole bread  winner. He is a driver in Runda Estate Nairobi County. She has five siblings who are also depending on their grandfather. Life was very hard and the family could not get three meals a day. They slept on worn out mattress and shared blankets in a small single room. She likes dancing, fashion and jokes,  reading books, singing gospel and playing soccer.
She has been admitted to new Hope Children Orphanage. She goes to Keyo Kodindo Primary School which is a public school, she is in class 4.