Joseph was born and raised at Kisumu Ndogo Village in the Korogocho Slums in Nairobi. He went to Makao Primary School where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and attained 371 marks. Joseph is a bright student who clearly knows what he wants in life and works towards achieving his goals. He lives with his mother who is a single parent and has no stable income. Joseph says that despite the difficult life, her (who is a vegetable seller) mother works her best to ensure they have food on the table for him and his siblings. Due to the financial challenges, his mother cannot afford to pay the required fees for Joseph to attend school. He is appealing for help and says that a scholarship would be a relief for him, and his mother, and will give him the assurance that his dream of becoming a doctor does not fade.