Deborah has got a sister at Bethany called Doris. They were living with their father and mother before they separated. It happened that her father left home and started going around with some other women. He came to the point that he moved completely and went to live with his sister in another village. He took Doris with him and left Deborah and her elder sister with their mother. Later his wife decided to divorce him because he was blind and was causing a lot of problems. The children suffered a lot because their aunt could not afford to look after them and their father who was just having many wives and did not care for them.