I was born in a rural area, in a village called Onanghulo-Endola, approximately 30 kilometers northeast of Oshakati. I am the sixth daughter in our family. My parents are peasants. They had no opportunities to go to school when they were young. My mother attended school for two weeks, and then she was told by her uncle that she was not allowed to attend school. She stayed at home doing house chores and preparing food for the members of our extended family.