At 15, she lost both her parents to Ebola and took on the responsibility of caring for her two younger brothers, just 12 and nine years old. In one year, her life has turned upside down.
"I do petty trading to try and support both my brothers through school but it is very hard to raise the money for fees, books and uniforms. I want to be somebody, I want to finish school. I also really want my brothers to finish education and get well paid jobs. I get on very well with both my brothers, we look after each other”.
Mariatu and her brothers are now receiving support to access school, so they can have a brighter future.