Erodo was born in Northern Kenya to the Turkana tribe, a nomadic tribe who roam the land with their cattle. The tribe’s way of life is under threat from violent cattle thieves, who destroy the villages and steal everything. Erodo’s mother, one of two wives and mother of 11 children, believes a good education will ensure a better future for her son. She builds a house next to a school and grows corn.
At 19, Erodo is attending a vocational training centre to learn electrics and metalwork, after having been displaced several times due to ethnic unrest. “My mother is the most important person in my life. She’s only ever taught me the best she can. She encouraged me to go to school.”