Kiwunyi stays with his grandmother and some other two older children. The family mainly grows food for home consumption and sells a little surplus which is not enough to meet education requirements for all the three children besides other basic needs like health and clothing.
He is a health Child both mentally and physically.
He is the 3rd born of the mother of four children who are all boys. He loves his studies but he is in most cases sent back home due to lack of education requirements since the older boys are prioritized first for education with the little money available. Grandmother wants to support him but considering the size of the family and its income, she ends up failing due to their low income.