Hojaís father had two wives. He died in 2001 leaving these two wives and seven children. In 2003 Hojaís mother died as well. Hoja had to stay at his grandmother where life was very tough. He ran away from home to Mwanza where he found life tougher than it was at his grandmothers because he had to spend the nights in streets and used to beg food from people. He became very naughty and hard to control at his grandmothers. Then his grandmother felt it worthy finding somebody to look after him so that he may gain a very good future because she could not do any more and her life was coming to an end. Bethany was consulted and thatís how he came to Bethany.