Patience stays with both parents in Kakinzi village. They are both peasant farmers but the farm yields are low to get the surplus for sale to meet other family needs. Father sometimes makes bricks for sale to earn a living though not enough. Hellen and her siblings are unable to get what they need in life like education, clothing, medical care and others.
Patience is in good health.
She is the 7th born in the family of 8. They are 4 boys and 4 girls. She is in baby class but she lacks most of the basic needs given her parents financial condition.