Asinina's Story

Originally published at: https://namati.org/stories/asininas-story/
Asinina is 20 years old and is a resident of Makina in Kibera. She needed a birth certificate for her little brother so he could go to senior school. To obtain that she first needed to apply for a death certificate for her late mother. To apply for the death certificate she needed to find her mother’s ID card. Asinina knew nothing about the process of getting a birth certificate. Asinina’s mother had recently passed away and was the person who helped Asinina get her own birth certificate in the past, though she since lost it. Zena, the paralegal who…