Ritah comes from a family of 9 children, living with both their biological parents in a two-roomed house built on a piece of land owned by the family. Her parents are predominantly peasants from which they earn a living. They grow crops like beans, bananas and pineapples for both home consumption and for sale. Ritah helps her family with fetching water from the near by spring well and washing utensils. She has a dream of becoming a nurse in future that is why she loves going to school.