Maai Mahiu, Kenya, is a small, truck-stop, town which lies along the Great North Road, nicknamed HIV Highway, which runs through several countries in eastern Africa. Maai Mahiu has suffered from the HIVAIDS epidemic, partly due to prostitution. The results of this epidemic include a short life expectancy and a growing number of orphaned children. In addition, poverty, lack of education, and domestic challenges lead to over 20,000 children being abandoned each year in Kenya. Without intervention, the future of these young lives and the community as a whole remains vulnerable to the cycle of poverty, various forms of abuse, little opportunity for change, and ultimately no reason for hope.