Joyce was rescued through the children’s officer of Matungulu sub–county. Her mother, who was mentally ill and illiterate, could not provide for Joyce and her four siblings.
Her father had abandoned them when she was a toddler. When Joyce was five years old she would not attend school together with her four siblings and could also go for days without food.
Jersken now provides Joyce with food, shelter and an education.
Joyce says she wants to be a police woman when she grows up, so she can catch law-breakers.