Joseph’s parents are still alive but were very cruel to him causing him to run away from home at a young age. He then lived on the streets of Mwanza for some time until he became friendly with another boy named Frank. One day Joseph and Frank decided to walk from Mwanza to Magu taking approximately two days. Once they arrived in Magu they met a street leader who took the two boys to the social welfare office. The police were then informed. A policewoman took the two boys to Bethany.
The decision for Joseph living at Bethany was taken by the police and social welfare.
To date Joseph is happy with the other children at Bethany and seems to have settled in well with rest of the Family.