Merissa is 2 years 9 months old. She is the last born in a family of 3. She comes for daycare at Julie Hope from Monday to Saturday. Both her parents are casual laborers. They leave very early in the morning and come back very late at night. They can’t afford to pay child care for Merissa and they are also struggling to provide basic needs to their children and even pay school fees for Merissa’s older siblings. Merissa is a very active and happy girl.