She stays with her paternal grandmother in the village of Nabalanga following her parent’s separation. The father is a peasant farmer and occasionally supports the family with food, clothing, health and shelter with the little money he earns out his small farm but currently not enough for education. Grand mother is physically weak to work and unable to contribute towards Josephine’s education.
Josephine is a healthy girl.
She is the first born in the mother of 2 children, both are girls. Owing to the age of the grandmother, she is an able to support Josephine with education services yet her father too is financially incapable thus a need to be supported.