Daphine’s father died in 2013 and her mother is mentally ill and stays in the village. Daphine has been staying  with her grandmother since she was 2 years old. They stay in a small single roomed house with her sibling and 4 other  relatives in a small slum in Rubaga.

Daphine’s grandmother  does not have a permanent job and  in order to look after the children,  she washes peoples’ clothes from which she earns 1.5 or 2 dollars only when she does the washing.

From her grandmother’s small income, Daphine goes to a nearby poor school but frequently misses out on  school because of lack of school fees.

Daphine admires attaining a good stable education so that she can grow up into an important people and make a difference in the community.