Both her parent are alive but needy and separated when Joan was 8 months old. Her father is a peasant farmer who stays in the village and he is not in contact with her mother neither does he support Joan.
She stays with her mother in a single-roomed small house in Katanga slum. Joan’s mother does any casual work as she walks from door to door looking for clothes to wash in the slum and sometimes cleans people’s rooms from which she earns a very small income which is not enough to pay for house rent, food and also save for Joan’s school fees.
Joan goes to a poor standard school but frequently misses school because her mother’s income can not sustain her in school.
Joan is searching for a sponsor so that she can be able to attain a good stable education and be able to change lives in the future.