This is Peter. He is 11 years old. He was left there by his grandmother for not doing his chores… who knows where his parents are. He tried to hang himself during his first week if that is any indication to you his quality of life.
Peter is still not allowed a shirt because they fear he’ll run away. Newcomers are forced to live on the compound without clothes so that they are less likely to escape. It would be shameful to run through the villages naked and the locals are aware of a reward for returning naked kids to “M”.
A life on the streets is better than one in this dreadful place.