Zipporah Biketi is desperate to try anything new that will increase her harvest and help feed her four children. Her youngest, two-year-old David, is often sick and shows all the signs of malnourishment. Her last harvest was meager, yielding less than two bags of maize that lasted only a couple of months. Her hunger season began before Christmas. She must now buy her maize for ever-escalating prices; as the prices increase, her purchases decrease, and the number of meals shrink. She and her husband and children live in a small hut with a thatched roof that leaks when it rains. She is hoping for nothing less than a miracle.