Josephine lives with her parents, two brothers, and sister in Soweto village, Kibera slum. She comes from a needy family. Her father works washing cars and her mother is a housewife, taking care of their children. The family lives in a one room house, divided with curtains for sleeping and living areas. They live within walking distance to a good school for Josephine. Exact birthdate is unknown.
Kibera is the second largest slum in Africa. There is no waste removal or clean water, and open sewage runs through the slum. Education comes with a high price to the children here; they must provide their own supplies and uniform, which they cannot afford. Sponsorship provides school fees, a school uniform, lunch at school, a monthly food hamper, emergency medical care, and the Saturday Bible Club through International Needs Kenya.