Joel stays with his mother following the separation of his parents. she is a peasant farmer, and is able to provide food for him plus a few necessities like clothing. She has no any other source of income that would help her to solve his Education needs.
He is in good health.
He is the 2nd born in the mother of 4 children. Joel’s parent is financially poor, hence cannot support him with his other basic needs like education and health because her income is very low.