Elizabeth has a brother at Bethany called Enoch. Her father was a fisher man and died 2003 when he was fishing- his boat sunk into the lake. Her mother is crippled. When her father died, this lady had to go to the social office to ask for any assistance because of her disability, it was difficult to get some food for her and the children. She began begging for money and food from people until the social officers in Magu approached Bethany for the possibility of taking the two children. It was thought that if the children would be helped, it would be easier for the mother alone to find a way of living.