Elizabeth Osesi’s parents were peasant farmers in Delta State, Nigeria. Watching her mother and father struggle to meet their family’s basic needs, Elizabeth dreamt of finishing secondary school, learning a trade, and earning money to support her family. But, in 1999, Elizabeth’s father died and, five years later, her mother passed away as well. Elizabeth, just 15 at the time, was left alone to care for herself and her younger brother. When they could not pay the fees, the siblings were soon forced to leave school.