Mathias comes from a family of three children where he is the youngest. His parents are peasant farmers, growing crops like potatoes, cassava, pineapples and also rare some domestic animals like goats, majorly for home consumption. However, the income raised from the sale of the agricultural produce is not enough to cater for all the needs of the family like education, medical and clothing. The family lives in a four roomed house mad of soil and it is built on a piece of land owned by the family. Mathias helps his parents with washing utensils while at home and while at school, he loves coloring pictures, playing hide and seek. His dream is to be a doctor in future.